Nelson's Monument on Birchen Edge was constructed in 1810 by some residents of Baslow. Wellington's Monument across the valley on Baslow Edge was erected by local doctor Edward Wrench in 1866. A lovely walk from Baslow strings them together. I parked at the Nether End pay and display and walked along the lane to the kisssing gate that leads into the estate. Walked east through estate passing not far from Jubilee Rock whose inscription marking Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee was also instigated by the patriotic Dr Wrench. Getting out if the estate at the NE end entails negotiating two imposing step stiles after which a lovely woodland path leads to a bridge over the river near the Robin Hood pub. A bit beyon this a path leads up onto Birchen Edge past Nelson's Monument to a trig point on the top. Here I went steeply down to join a path going north to the road junction, then west to Wellington's monument and back down the hill into Ba
I parked at Calton Lees car park by the garden centre and made my way up through the woods to the top of Lees Moor Wood. Thus is a bit confusing as some of the network of tracks on the ground shown on some maps are very overgrown sometimes to the point of not being there. But if you can get to 254674 you can follow a break in the woods WNW then a path along a wall SSW then an overgrown track and you are there. Keep going the same way and soon the track quality improves and there is a good back to where you started following close to the edge of the woods.
From Longshaw Estate. Past Fox House along road a bit then up onto Totley Moor. Up to trig point then down to Barbrook Bridge. Over moor past Lady's Cross to White Edge Lodge then back into Longshaw estate.
Parked near Strines where the track heads off to Broggin. Followed track to Broggin. Over the hill past Boot's Folly to Sugworth Hall. South over the moor to near Moscar Cross Farm then north again over Lodge Moor and Ughill Moor and downhill to the wood and the reservoir. Along the shore ofthe reservoirto the dam and down to the footbridge then up to the Dale Road. A path past Hallfield and Stubbing took me back to Broggin.
From Longshaw Estate car park. Toad's Mouth, Higger Tor, Burbage Bridge, back along track on other side river to Fox House. How many times have I done this one?