Stanage Edge From Redmires

Stanage Edge From Redmires
Hill Summit : High Neb[SK228853, 458m.]
Start : Redmires Car Park The car park overlooking Redmires reservoir.[SK257851 351m ]
Summary : Redmires Reservoir Car Park - Conduit - Small Reservoir - Oaking Clough Plantation - Stanage Edge - High Neb -Long Causeway - Stanage Pole - Redmires Reservoir Car Park
distance : 9.5km.
ascent : 210m.
time : 3hr. 10min.

The proximity to Sheffield is a great draw for this route. Rather than use the car it is possible to get the 51 bus to the terminus; but it does make the route longer. Hallam Moor is a rugged moor with few marked paths, although there are a number of sheep tracks. The moor can be very boggy so this route only makes sense in dry (or frozen!) conditions. Once over Hallam Moor there is a great view down the Hope Valley and along Stanage Edge.

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Sunset : 19:14:59
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From the car park, retrace your steps along the minor road to the Dam of the Upper Reservoir. On the north side is a public footpath. The first part of this path is an all abilities trail and hence a great path. Follow this path alongside the conduit, continuing around the corner to Rivelin Brook and finally a small Reservoir. At this point have a look into the old hut on the other side of the reservoir and then return to the dam. There is a small path on the south east side of the reservoir that goes to Oaking Plantation. From here follow the path south west alongside the wall. When at the top of this part of the moor(around 433m) the wall turns south east. Rather than following the wall, continue in a south west direction along the line of the grouse butts to reach Stanage Edge just south of High Neb. Just as you approach Stanage Edge the view opens out over Bamford Moor, the Hope Valley and along Stanage itself. Walk up to the trig point at High Neb. (5.0kms. 100m. 1hrs. 40min.)

From High Neb walk south along the path at the top of Stanage Edge taking in the vista along the edge. After about 1km the Long Causeway can be seen on the right. The edge path descends to meet this old roman road, with a short narrow section over some rocks. Follow the Long Causeway east to Stanage Pole. This version of the pole was erected in 2016 after the previous pole became rotten. From Stanage Pole there is an extensive view over the city of Sheffield and much of South Yourshit=re beyond. Follow the track to descend to Redmires Reservoir and then walk around the reservoir to the car park. (4.5kms. 110m. 1hrs. 40min.)