Eastern gritsone - Five edges and two monuments, 24th July 2016

Gordon's excellent moorland walk started at the Robin Hood pub and followed Birchen Edge and White Edge to the north before returning via Froggatt Edge, Curbar Edge and Baslow Edge.  For the record, eight walkers, 10.7 miles and over 500m of climbing.

On the way we passed  Nelson's Monument, erected in 1810 by John Brightman of Baslow and the three adjacent rocks called the Three Ships, Victory, Defiant and Royal Sovereign. 

Near the end we visited Wellington's Monument, dedicated to the Duke of Wellington and a celebration of his victory at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. It was erected by a local man. Dr Wrench who as an army man felt the need to counterbalance the memorial dedicated to Admiral Nelson visited earlier.

(Note that Ramblers members can view a full description of the walk on the Ramblers Routes page of the Ramblers website.  You will have to log in or register.)
Three Ships

Nelson's Monument

Coffee stop - looking north

View down the Derwent Valley

Eagle Stone
Views up and down the Derwent Valley from Baslow Edge

Wellington's Monument