Week 5: Sunday Walk in Derwent Edge
Derwent Edge lies above the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire. The edge itself is a millstone grit escarpment with notable views of the Derwent Valley and Dark Peak langscape. It includes many examples of unusually shaped tors formed by erosion and frost over many centuries.
Thanks to Rob Bendall for the photo.
We'll take a coach to Derwent Edge, and from there split into two groups, one group takes a medium-length walk whilst the second group take on a larger route. Both walks are preplanned and lead by our trained walk leaders.
Medium walks are generally between 6 and 8 miles (10-13 km) long, and tend to be at a reasonably gentle pace and always include a stop for a pub lunch. Long walks are slightly more challenging and are between 10 and 12 miles (16-19 km) long and don't include a pub lunch but instead stop for a packed lunch along the way. At 4.00pm all the groups meet back at the coach and return back to the University, arriving no later than 6.00pm.