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2.74km from Birchen Edge
This is a beautiful loop that takes you along three of the Peak District edges. It is of average difficulty, as it passes over the rough and steep ground at times. The total distance of the walk is just less than 7 miles, and it is advised to allow between 3-4 hours in order to complete the walk.
3.35km from Birchen Edge
A majestic building which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. It has a beautiful garden which is famous for its rich history, historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, and its Victorian rock garden, there is something for everyone in the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden.
4.63km from Birchen Edge
Froggatt Edge is a gritstone escarpment in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. There is high a concentration of quality here, in fact, almost every route on the cliff is worthy of attention. Much of the cliff was quarried; abandoned millstones still lie where they were left when the industry collapsed. The escarpment offers views across both moorland and valley.
5.71km from Birchen Edge
It is a series of 3 beautiful reservoirs which was built between 1855 and 1904 and, between them, they hold more than 240 million gallons of water. The reservoirs are surrounded by fields and bluebell woods. There are walking trails around the reservoirs, including a boardwalk section along the Upper Reservoir. There are also cycling trails around the Middle Reservoir and Lower Reservoir. One of the unique attractions in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.
6.71km from Birchen Edge
Padley Gorge is a deep but narrow valley in the Peak District, Derbyshire. The valley is part of the Yarncliff Wood, Padley Site of Special Scientific Interest and it is one of the main trekking destinations in this area and also it will be a new experience visiting this place.
Longshaw Estate - National Trust
7.13km from Birchen Edge
The National Trust's Longshaw Estate and the Eastern Moors is an area of parkland and heather moorland in the Peak District. A wonderful place to discover spectacular views of the Peak District, ancient woods, meadows, parkland and heather moorland. Explore the unusual sites of Longshaw's past, from millstone quarries to packhorse routes.
Eyam Hall Craft Centre
7.23km from Birchen Edge
Beautiful 17th-century historic manor house with adjacent courtyard, restaurant, and shops. Home to the Wright family. It houses wonderful paintings and furniture. Here you can find out all about the plague which took many lives centuries ago and learn about many fascinating stories from those times.
7.37km from Birchen Edge
Eyam's small museum tells the story of the village and the plague which decimated its inhabitants in 1665. The museum has displays the history of medicine in the 17th century, which helps give the background for the terrible events of 1665. The museum not only tells the Plague Story, but also relates the earlier development of the village, and its recovery after the Plague, as a center for farming, mining.
Surprise View Car Park - Peak District NP
7.67km from Birchen Edge
Surprise View is a spectacular view point above Hathersage and is known for being one of the best viewpoints in the Peak District and also for being a great spot to sit and watch the sunset. Other than being a great place to stop and soak up a wonderful view, you can also walk to a few places from that start point. For example, close by to the car park, if you head uphill in a northerly direction towards the back on the car park you can walk to the curiously shaped Mother Cap stone and some grea
The Old House
7.75km from Birchen Edge
The Old House Museum in Bakewell is about 200 metres away from the church, situated in the oldest standing building in Bakewell. It houses a small exhibition of local life and artefacts, in 11 beamed rooms. There are 10 rooms on show within the house, plus an outdoor collection of historic artefacts that includes a stainless steel scale model of a mill wheel from Lumford Mill. Many of the rooms feature their original Tudor fireplaces, and the first floor rooms have exposed timber beams.
7.89km from Birchen Edge
Haddon Hall is the finest example of a medieval manor house currently in existence in England. The origins of the hall are from the 11th century, with additions at various stages between the 13th and the 17th centuries, latterly in the Tudor style. The exterior walls are adorned with climbing roses and there is a beautiful terraced garden. Haddon Hall is a popular choice as a film and TV location. A restaurant and gift shop complete the visitor's experience.
8.74km from Birchen Edge
The hill known as Carl Wark lies close to Higgar Tor between Stanage and Burbage Edges. It rises high above Burbage Brook and is a fine natural defensive position, so it was used as a fort long ago. The cliffs and embankment form an enclosure that has been interpreted as an Iron Age hill fort, though the date of construction and purpose of the fortifications remains unknown.
Matlock Farm Park
9.14km from Birchen Edge
Matlock Farm Park is a fantastic day out for kids, children, and the family. There's a super indoor play area, The Rainforest, with slides, bridges and so much more, as well as a designated toddler soft play space. Parents can relax with coffee and snacks in our viewing area while children play. There are lots of animals to see and feed, as well as. Bottle feeding of lambs is always a favorite with the children.
9.36km from Birchen Edge
The gritstone tor dominates the landscape above Hathersage and the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate, a popular area for visitors from nearby Sheffield, rich in prehistory and legend. It is a fantastic viewpoint situated close to Hathersage in the Peak District. It overlooks the Burbage Valley and the Iron Age hill fort of Carl Wark to the southeast.
9.62km from Birchen Edge
A naturally beautiful trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale, and Coombs Road, at Bakewell. The Monsal Trail is a traffic-free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales. The trail has numerous landmarks including Headstone Viaduct, Cressbrook Mill, Litton Mill and Hassop railway station, and passes through six tunnels.
Nine Ladies Stone Circle
9.87km from Birchen Edge
A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. It is part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor. The Nine Ladies features a creation myth similar to those associated with many other stone circles. Local legend records how nine young maidens danced at the Sabbath to the tunes played by a lone fiddler. For their sin, they were turned to stone.
9.92km from Birchen Edge
Monsal Head is a famous beauty spot with a magnificent view down Monsal Dale and up the Wye valley. This beautiful valley in the White Peak limestone area of the Peak District National Park is a paradise for trekkers and also you can spend some nice time there. It is an ideal place where you can walk along the river, take in the landscape and sit by a weir and have a picnic.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
10.23km from Birchen Edge
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. See the Manager's House and Worker's Cottage, waterwheels, workshops, tilt hammers, a grinding hull, steam engine and the last complete surviving crucible steel furnace in the UK.
10.65km from Birchen Edge
A beautiful and small upland area in a fine position overlooking both the Derwent and Wye valleys. Possibly it is for this reason that it was chosen as a center by the Bronze Age inhabitants of the area, who have left so many traces of their occupation upon the moor. The moor contains at least 70 barrows as well as stone circles, ancient enclosures and standing stones and is of such interest to archaeologists that the whole area is now protected.
Chesterfield Parish Church
10.72km from Birchen Edge
It is the largest church in Derbyshire, a built-in local stone in a Decorated Gothic style. Altogether it’s a church much like any other in England, unremarkable except for its strangely crooked tower. It lies within the Diocese of Derby, in which it forms part of the Archdeaconry of Chesterfield. One of the iconic attractions in this area as well as a famous pilgrimage site too.
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A619, Bakewell DE45 1PS, UK
Birchen Edge is a gritstone rock face in the Peak District, England, popular with walkers and novice climbers as most of the climbing routes are in the lower grade. This 7-mile circular walk takes in Birchen Edge, Chatsworth and Dobb Edge- all of which are gems of the Peak District. Chatsworth and the surrounding Derbyshire countryside are home to some of the most stunning views in the area, whichever direction you look.