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Exploring Bamford Edge and Moor - landscape, history, touchstone and tor

Exploring Bamford Edge and Moor - Landscape, History, Touchstone and Tor - Saturday 31 August

Exploring Bamford Edge and Moor - Landscape, History, Touchstone and Tor - Saturday 31 August

8 miles 
A gentle start along an old railway used in the construction of Derwent and Howden Dams. We cross Ladybower Dam before a climb through ancient woodland to Bamford Edge and moor. Some of the best views in the Peak District open up before us looking across the Upper Derwent and Hope Valleys to Kinder Scout and beyond.

Our route ventures into the hidden tranquil moor where few tread. Beneath the bacdrop of Stanage Edge we see evidence of ancient life, bronze Age cairns and stone circles.

A steep descent into Bamford Village leads us to Bamford Mill, stepping stones across the River Derwent and a quieter side of the village, before returning to the start. 
Event Grade: Hard - longer more challenging walks usually with ascents and descents and rough terrain.
Event Terrain: Can be muddy in places and one long climb to Bamford Edge. A mixture of good paths and rough moorland walking with limited road walking on minor roads. Suitable for older children (7+) who are good walkers. 
Extra Items: Exposed moorland so come prepared for wet weather.
Start: 10.15am  Finish: 4.00pm
Meeting Point: Mytham Bridge (bus turning lay-by) near Bamford Station 
Grid Reference: SK 2071 8246 Post Code: S33 0EA What3Words: recruiter.intend.january 
Parking: Free - car parking on minor road available (Please park respectfully of residents' access). There are no toilets at the start or on route.
Near Bus Route: Yes - bus stop adjacent to start.
Near Rail Station: Yes. Trains to Bamford Station across the road. 
Dogs: Assistance dogs only allowed. (Dogs not permitted on Bamford Moor)
Cost: £10 per person aged 18 and above. Children aged 17 and below go free on any suitable event. 
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