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Derwent Edge and Moscar Moors Walk

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A circular walk starting by the A57 the route climbs onto Derwent edge giving views across the Dark Peak section of the Peak District National Park. From Back Tor the route drops down to Mortimer Road. After a short road section the path drops down in front of the Strines reservoir before climbing past Boot’s Tower and Sugworth Hall. The route then goes along the road for a short section before crossing the moor to the starting point.

This walk is sponsored by The Strines Inn.


  • Length 9.0 miles
  • Time – 4.5 hours
  • Grade – A long walk with steady ascents. Stiles and gates. A section on quiet roads. The paths are mostly well defined but can be boggy in wet weather.
  • Start – Lay by on A57, 1 mile east of the junction with the A6013. SK 216 874
  • Alternative start – Mortimer Road, 0.5 miles north of the Strines Inn. SK 227 908
  • Public transport – check with Travel South Yorkshire as services are subject to change.
  • Refreshments – None on the route
  • Public Toilets – none on the route

Download the route information and gpx data.

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Map of the walk route

Derwent Edge walk map

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Mobile Phone Coverage – Mobile phone signal coverage is mostly good in this area. Intermittent signals can be received on higher ground.

Ordnance Survey map OL1 Dark Peak is recommended for all the routes on this web site.

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