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  • BakewellTartReviewer
    Bakewell, United Kingdom6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating Surroundings for Natural Experiments.
    So there is was, pipette in hand… finally I would finish the experiment I had been working on for years! my friend held down a wild grouse whilst I drew a great breath and drop the serum into its mouth. Om nom nom, it gobbled it down and immediately it began to swell in size! Larger, larger until it was atleast 1.3… no… maybe 1.4 times the size. It was complete. My giant grouse minion was ready to lay waste to all the Peak District! But as I looked upon my works the realisation suddenly dawned on me. My work was not that of genius, I had created a monster. It began pecking the local climbers all along Stanage Edges famous 5000m Griddle Traverse (The longest solo climbing route in the UK). They fell one by one onto the soft squishy blanket of sharp dangerous rocks below. What had I done… this was it… my life was over. But the giant grouses was just starting. Thankfully with some heavy counselling we managed to turn his life around, get him a job earning minimum wage at BnQ in Sheffield. I still check up on him sometimes to make sure he is stacking the paint idle correctly. Stupid bird can’t tell the difference between eggshell white and beige. Really great views, great for picnics. Stunning walking. 10 stars
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 8, 2023
  • pab
    Peak District National Park, United Kingdom283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jane Eyre Hathersage trail
    Approx 5 mile circular walk from Hathersage and thought it was beautiful Bernard! Few Jane Eyre things on the way such as the house where the wife was hidden in the attic and then burned alive….also popped into the church to see Little John pushing up the daisys 🤔. Stanage edge is impressive but then most of the edges are in the Peaks. Defo would recommend the walk. Just about long enough at 3 hrs and the pint at the end (Bank) was well deserved
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • GoingGuide
    Nottingham, United Kingdom1,976 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding views
    What a fabulous place to be! Amazing views of the beautiful surrounding hills and valleys of the Peak District. Various hoices of routes to the top of Stannage Edge are available, but once you're at the top, the view simply takes your breath away. Just have to make sure you're prepared for any weather no matter what the forecast may be - things can quickly change. Also suitable walking boots/shoes and clothing are a must. All are well worth it though.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 30, 2024
  • KmanWent
    Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom203 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views (when the mist lifted)
    A must-do activity if in Hathersage or Bamford. Started the walk from the Yorkshire Bridge Inn in good sunshine. By the time I reached the car park, it was drizzling, and up at Stanage (aka Stanedge) Pole, it was hammering down. But had on good waterproofs. Some others were here but with visibility down to 30 yards, they were seen then disappeared into the mist. But an excellent walk, and the views that I could see were amazing. Definitely a place to lose yourself or even birdwatch. Will try again in better weather...
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 31, 2024
  • Fordy40
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom689 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect 8 mile hike round Stanage Edge
    Thankfully the weather was perfect making for great walking conditions, I parked in the Hollin Bank CP which is maintained by the national trust (Disable park for free) and started my walk from there. The first part was steep and unsteady under foot but once you reach the top the views are amazing especially on a good day. I completed a circular route which was around 8 miles and taking in High Neb, Robin hoods cave, Stanage edge millstones. There are public toilets by the car park which are free
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 12, 2024
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Lauren R
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
An excellent but fairly easy walk - great views from either the higher or lower route. Go early (8am or before) on busy days to get a space and avoid lots of walkers. Perfect weather for twitching and we even saw a lizard!
Written April 17, 2021
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Melsy1
Ipswich, UK4,317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Visited here as part of loop walk which we started at Dennis Knoll car park. It takes you through Stanage Edge and Bamford Edge.
Nice scenic walk, the heather was burnt orange colour when we visited in October.
Nice views from the ridges.
Very busy with people taking photos at the Bamford Edge area, Stanage was a lot less busy but just as beautiful.
If you're doing the loop I recommend sensible shoes as parts are a bit boggy and lots of sheep poo to avoid.
Lots of Grouse in the area,  they make quite a unique noise which sounds like laughter.
There's a great view of the Ladybower Dam where we sat and ate our lunch.
Written October 12, 2021
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Leaf_Peeper00
Wakefield, UK204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Stanage Edge had been on my bucket list for a long time so I was thrilled to have an opportunity to visit. The walk was from the Pay and Display car park though afterwards I realised I could have parked for free further up the road!
The walk up is a little challenging so no good for pushchairs or wheelchairs. However, the views from the top are magnificent. You can see many interesting features such as the mill stones, unusual lichen and fantastic rock formations. Highly recommended!
Written May 27, 2021
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Zizziboo
Derby, UK119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Great hiking experience for all the family. Or hike started form Fox Glove where there were great amenities nearby and a cafe selling coffee to help kickstart my day since we had a very early start. The walk was pleasant and suitable for all age ranges. The scenery was beautiful and as you would expect from the peaks.
Written May 8, 2022
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BakewellTartReviewer
Bakewell, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
So there is was, pipette in hand… finally I would finish the experiment I had been working on for years! my friend held down a wild grouse whilst I drew a great breath and drop the serum into its mouth. Om nom nom, it gobbled it down and immediately it began to swell in size! Larger, larger until it was atleast 1.3… no… maybe 1.4 times the size.

It was complete. My giant grouse minion was ready to lay waste to all the Peak District! But as I looked upon my works the realisation suddenly dawned on me. My work was not that of genius, I had created a monster. It began pecking the local climbers all along Stanage Edges famous 5000m Griddle Traverse (The longest solo climbing route in the UK). They fell one by one onto the soft squishy blanket of sharp dangerous rocks below. What had I done… this was it… my life was over. But the giant grouses was just starting.

Thankfully with some heavy counselling we managed to turn his life around, get him a job earning minimum wage at BnQ in Sheffield. I still check up on him sometimes to make sure he is stacking the paint idle correctly. Stupid bird can’t tell the difference between eggshell white and beige.

Really great views, great for picnics. Stunning walking. 10 stars
Written September 8, 2023
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Avux99
Cheshire, UK1,734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Walked along Stanage Edge but I personally prefer Bamford Edge as Bamford has the views over the reservoirs, though a nice little bonus at Stanage is Robin Hood’s Cave, which could be puddly depending on the time of year. The Cave isn’t signposted so could be easily missed but it is on Google Maps. Climbers love it here though, plenty of them climbing up the rock faces!
Written April 15, 2022
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Melvin N
Sheffield, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Many the times I have taken photos from this outstanding outstanding natural outcrop. Weather plays an important part, depending on your adventurous spirit. From my perspective as a photographer no matter the weather it always offers great opportunity and stunning views.
Written February 12, 2020
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Stephen H
Kingsteignton, UK239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A stunning walk through Hope Valley, full of bluebells and field upon field of stunning buttercups and wildflowers. Finally arriving at the top of Stannage Edge via a well-trodden path with a nice steady incline. The views were fantastic and it was great to see so many climbers enjoying the challenges of what Stannage Edge had to offer.
Written June 8, 2021
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Tim F
Chesterfield, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
Stunning- never fails to impress. Beautiful views including the Hope Valley. As easy or as difficult as you want to make it although you need to realise it’s not a smooth footpath all the way and you’ll need to be comfortable navigating rocky, peaty paths. Also don’t come unprepared - the top is exposed and wind chill can have an impact even if it feels toasty in the car parks.
Written April 10, 2022
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Chatterboxmegan
Appley Bridge, UK1,178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
There was a good size free car park and Stanage Edge was readily viewable from here. For those that want to walk the edge, it is a short steep walk of around 5-10 minutes up. We enjoyed walking the edge, finding various ridges and caves. There were plenty of rock climbers even on a rainy day. We walked back through the woods and found some rope swings which was fun. Definitely worth a visit! We'll hopefully be back on a sunnier day ☀
Written August 19, 2020
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