Eastern Moors - Walk Moor

Thursday morning walks (first Thursday of month)

We are delighted to have a partnership between Derbyshire Dales District Council, NE Derbyshire District Council and the Eastern Moors Partnership to provide a wonderful monthly walk along the Gritstone Edges and up on the Eastern Moors. Walks are on uneven ground and will include some uphills.

Walk Moor and Walk Moor Plus walks run between March and November - please see the pdf in the 'dates and locations' section for full details

We are giving the What3Words location for each of the car parks as they are not all obvious. Find the what3words website or download the app.

Booking is advised in case there are last minute updates - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01629 761194

Please wear appropriate clothing and be prepared for inclement weather. Wear good boots/shoes to give your feet support and long trousers to protect against ticks. Bring some water and poles if you have them. There are opportunities for a drink afterwards at several of the meeting points so do bring some money if you would like to.

There are many opportunities to view wildlife both mammals and birds so do bring binoculars if you have them - our walk leader volunteers are very knowledgeable so you are very likely to see, hear or learn something new.

Dates and locations

Walk Moor Programme 2023 (pdf 5MB)

All walks set off at 10:30 so please arrive at the start point in good time to be ready to walk on time.

  • Thursday March 2nd - a 2.5 mile walk on Longshaw Estate. Park in the Woodcroft car park at the Visitor Centre. (£5 for 4 hours or free to National Trust members).
  • Thursday April 6th - a 2.5 mile walk below Birchen Edge following moorland paths to Gardom's Edge. Includes a couple of stiles. Park in the car park below Birchen Edge next to the Robin Hood pub. (£3.50 for 4 hours or free to National Trust and RSPB members)
  • Thursday May 4th - a 2.6 mile walk over Winyards Nick and Surprise View. Please note this walk includes more uphill walking than our other routes. Park in Surprise View car park (£4 for 4 hours. Card payments only)

What3Words start locations

Woodcroft car park at Longshaw: rated.shield.wallet

Birchen Edge car park: clocking.fiction.huddling

Surprise View car park: worth.rods.crate

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