Lone Climber At Curbar Edge
Curbar Edge is one of the most iconic places in the Peak District National Park. In many ways it is like the park itself: it is a thing of beauty and drama, it has great views, and it is quite easy to get to.
Living in the Peak District area you soon become aware of 'edges'
The rest of the country calls them cliffs or drops. Edges are gritstone cliffs that tower above the local countryside, but without any sea below them. Each of the edges is named by the village or place that sits under the shadow of the edge. The little village of Curbar has Curbar Edge looming over it.
Normally parents tell their children to 'be careful of the edge'. In Derbyshire that does not seem to be the case. Of warm summer evening edges can be awash with teens swigging cider while their feet dangle over the edge of, well, the edge.
Curbar Edge is ridiculously easy to walk along
There are some steps, some inclines, and it can be windy at the top. Apart from that you can feel like a true pro-ramber with very little effort indeed. You can walk for a number of miles along the edge (it changes name as you pass different places). The views are spectacular.
On this occasion I decided to walk along the side of the edge on a path that runs part way up from Curbar and at the base of the gritstone.
WIth the setting sun ahead I thought that the silhouetted edge against the sunset would look great. It was only after I had taken the picture that I spotted the chap on the stack of gritstone rock. He sat, checking his mobile, and then climbed down and disappeared!
If you get the opportunity to visit the Peak, Curbar Edge is a definite to-do to add to your list.
I hope that you enjoy the image.
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