Bamford Edge was on my to do walks list for a long time. For various reasons like being too windy, too rainy or lack of time, I’ve never made it. Until today.
Kev and I parked on the A6013 next to the Yorkshire Bridge Inn for free. There is a path going up through the woods and which we took. The area reminded me of Padley Gorge because of the beautiful wiggly waggly trees covered in vibrant green moss. Soon we got to the Edge and were greeted with a spectacular view overlooking Ladybower reservoir.
We then carried on along the Bamford Edge where we took a few amazing photos, slightly hair-raising for my liking. Finally, we descended and returned back via New Road to the car. It is a nice, short walk, about 3.5 miles.
Bamford Edge is an overhang of gritstone rock that sticks out north of the village of Bamford, Hope Valley in Derbyshire. The first ascent of “Smoked Salmon”, which is graded as E8 7b was made by British climber Johnny Dawes.
Bamford Edge is at an elevation of 1381 ft (420 metres) and is very popular with walkers and climbers.
I think you would agree that the views are just breathtaking. Ladybower reservoir with Ashopton Viaduct, Crook Hill, Win Hill, Cement Works in the Hope Valley and on the other side amazing views of Stanage Edge. The choice is yours, but where to look first? 😉
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