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STANAGE EDGE - (23/01/05)
It is a chilly day (max 4˚C) and bright as I head towards Stanage Edge in Derbyshire for today's walk. The edge can be found to the west of Sheffield overlooking Hathersage, for a map of the area click here.
|A popular destination for walking and rock climbing Stanage Edge has wonderful views across the surrounding moors and countryside. Access to the edge was not always as open as today, the area used to be a private grouse moor with gamekeepers often bribed to allow access to rock climbers in the 19th century.|
|Stanage is the largest of the gritstone cliffs that overlook Hathersage in the Peak District National Park, approximately 4 miles in length and 458m at the highest point, High Neb.|
|Abandoned millstones probably left here since the 19th or early 20th century are shown above. The area around Hathersage was a major centre for the quarrying of these stones once used for grinding grain in mills. To see more photos of Stanage Edge click here.|