Stanage Edge is an easily accessible gritstone escarpment situated to the West for Sheffield, north of Burbage Valley and South of Derwent Edge. Because of its location within a highly scenic part of the Peak District National Park and accessibility from Sheffield and local villages like Hathersage and Bamford it’s often busy at holiday times, like today on the Easter weekend. We decided to take a walk at Easetr on Stanage Edge today because we hadn’t been there for a while and it’s a relatively easy walk. Also tomorrow could be even busier up there. The weather forecast indicates that today is the best day for walking on the Easter weekend too. Though that could changed, LOL
The fact is that if you want solitude you need to walk away from the main holiday season, especially Bank Holidays. But of course you can never predict the weather and you need the flexibility to chose when you take your vacations. Not something that many people have. So at this time of year, expect lots of company wherever you walk in the peak district. Of course if you like striking up conversations with complete strangers, you’ll love it!