Cost: £24.00

  • ROUTE – Out and back
  • DISTANCE – 10 miles
  • TIME – 5-6 hours
  • ASCENT – 546m
  • GUIDED – Walk with experienced Mountain Leaders
  • DIFFICULTY – Easy to Moderate

Starting in the village of Hathersage, this 9 mile walk takes us along the wonderful cliffs of Stanage Edge with superb views of the Derwent & Hope Valleys, Mam Tor and Kinder Scout.

On the way to the Stanage Edge, we will pass North Lees Hall which is a building steeped in history. This 16th century manor is thought to have been the inspiration behind Mr Rochester’s home in Jane Eyre. The remains of their chapel, built in 1685 and destroyed three years later, can still be seen on the grounds.
Once we have passed the Hall, we continue on to Stanage Edge itself.
Stanage Edge is arguably the largest and most impressive gritstone escarpment in the Peak District. Situated on the moors north of Hathersage, it stretches for 6 km (3.5 miles) and is visible from miles away down in the Hope Valley .
The landscape is sprinkled with old millstones and grindstones.These are all discarded relics of a once flourishing industry, since the industry started to move on in the 1860s they were left abandoned, but are now iconic of the Peak District landscape.
Many people now visit Stanage Edge for rock climbing and also as part of a Pride & Prejudice pilgrimage. This was one of the filming locations for Pride and Prejudice the film adaptation of the Austen novel- these are the very rocks where Kiera Knightly stood looking windswept and wistful.