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Peak District Nine Edges Challenge

21 miles, 9 edges, 1 day: Accept The Challenge!

Long Distance Walk Conquering the Most Iconic Gritstone Edges in the Peak District

Walking-Peak-DistrictThe edges: Derwent, Stanage, Burbage Upper, Burbage Lower, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms and Birchen. It’s a long distance walk beginning on the banks of the serene Derwent Reservoir at Fairholmes visitor centre, and ending near the quaint village of Baslow.

Taking you on an undulating tour of the most spectacular views of the Peak District, each step will reward you with another picture-perfect vista. Along your way, you will see the dedicated climbers who have flocked from miles around to climb on the world famous Stanage Edge. An unforgettable day: guaranteed.

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At a Glance

  • Qualified Mountain Leader(s) certified in mountain first aid
  • Professional event organisation
  • Minimum age: 10+. No maximum age.
  • Suitable for anybody with reasonable fitness and no experience needed
  • Plenty of parking
  • Runs 7-days a week, all year round
  • Kit List

Prices and Booking

All our 9-Edges Challenges are run as privately guided walks for you and your group.

For private trips, all we need is a £100 deposit to reserve the date. The balance and participant numbers are due 30 days before the activity.

Number of
People
Price Per Person
(without support vehicle)
Price Per Person
(with support vehicle)
1 person
(privately guided)
£299
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2 people
(privately guided)
£159
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3 people
(privately guided)
£115
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4 people
(privately guided)
£95
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5 people
(privately guided)
£79
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6 people
(privately guided)
£69
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7-10 people
(privately guided)
£65
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11-14 people
(privately guided)
£65
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£129
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15-19 people
(privately guided)
£65
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£99
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20-30 people
(privately guided)
£59
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£99
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31-50 people
(privately guided)
£59
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£99
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51+ people
(privately guided)
£59
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£85
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Support Vehicles

We recommend and can provide support vehicles for large groups but for smaller groups it’s more economical and just as convenient to rely on either taxis or by doing a car shuttle run in the morning prior to the start so that you have a vehicle at the end. If a member of the party does not want to continue at any point there are a number of opportunities to exit the route and go back to the start after 2 miles (3km), 6 miles (10km), 10 miles (16km) or 17 miles (27km) using taxis (roughly £30) or a train (roughly £3).

You don’t need a support vehicle for a big group but it is more convenient, easier to manage and provides a better service, so we’ve listed the price above and you can make your own decision. Please give us a call if you would like more clarity. The support vehicle is provided from Midday to 6pm and will drop your group back at the start at the end. Most larger groups that want water and food drops have volunteers or spouses that either give the items to the support vehicle at midday or follow the vehicle to the meeting points to dish out the goodies. If you don’t have any volunteers, friends or family members helping out and you want water or food stored in the vehicle, we can arrange this for you but there will be an extra cost of £150 for the vehicle to arrive at 7am instead off midday.

For large groups we can supply waterproofs and packed lunches so that you can simply turn up and enjoy the event. All of these things must be pre-arranged with us at least 2 weeks prior to the challenge.

Mountain terrain

Completing the 9 Edges Challenge for charity?

Many people do this challenge to raise money for charity. The event will be privately run by us, so your charitable cause takes centre-stage. If you need sponsorship forms, we can send you one of our generic forms to use. For more details, including fundraising tips, visit our charity challenges page.

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Groups We Cater For

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Why Book With Us?

Want More Adventure?

Have you ever dreamed of climbing the UK’s highest peaks? Then read more about the National 3 Peaks Challenge!

If you wish to complete this challenge successfully we definitely recommend that you are reasonably fit and that you are able to carry a light daypack with you for the duration of the hike.

Derbyshire Countryside

Accommodation

As this is a linear route, it will be up to you whether you would prefer to stay near the start or end point. There is a wealth of accommodation around Baslow, within stumbling distance of the end of the trail. Accessing the start point is a short drive from Bamford, and there are many options for all budgets around Hathersage and the surrounding area.

Baslow

All these hotels are situated with excellent access to the ground of the Chatsworth Estate. Whether a warm-up stroll or a recovery bimble to get that lactic acid moving post-challenge, the beautifully manicured grounds of the estate are a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

A firm favourite for cosy bed and breakfast, hearty meals and good local ales is The Devonshire Arms. Dogs are welcome!

For a touch of luxury, the Cavendish Hotel offers wonderful 4* accommodation with a restaurant that is sure to help refuel after a hard day out on the trails!

Bamford

The closest accommodation to the beginning of the trail is the Ladybower Inn, offering a traditional pub experience with spectacular views from its doorstep.

The Yorkshire Bridge Inn has superb views over Ladybower reservoir, with simple, cosy rooms, free breakfast and pub fare.
Swallowholme Camping & Caravan Park, on the banks of the river Derwent, is the nearest campsite to Fairholmes Visitor Centre.

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