Moor Trails

Explore and enjoy the Eastern Moors and surrounding area on foot, by following our Eastern Moors trails. The trails start from each of the main car parks at Curbar Gap, Shillito Wood and Birchen. There are three trails from each, a short (pink), medium (purple) and long (green). Trail cards will in time, be available for collection from dispensers in our car parks, and for now are available as downloads, by clicking the images below.

For young explorers and those young at heart, there are Adventure Trails which follow trail 2, 5 and 8. Click here to download your copy.

From Birchen car park

1. Three Ships Saunter

Distance & time: 2.5km, 45 mins approx

Description: Explore above and below striking gritstone edges, amble through silver birch woodlands and absorb breathtaking moorland landscapes.

Terrain: A gentle though uneven walk below the edge, with a short ascent onto the edge and a short steep descent near the end of the walk.

2. Birchen Edge Stroll

Distance & time: 3.5km, 1¼ hours approx

Description: Amble through atmospheric woodlands, explore fascinating landscape heritage and absorb breathtaking  moorland views.

Terrain: Gentle ascent and descents on uneven ground, sometimes following narrow trodden paths and crossing stiles.

An Adventure Trail is also availble for this route. Click here to download it. 

3. Clod Hall Stride

Distance & time: 7km,  2 ½ hours approx

Description: Stride out across moorland landscapes, explore wooded valleys and take in breathtaking moorland views.

Terrain: Gentle ascent and descents on uneven and sometimes boggy ground, sometimes following narrow trodden paths and crossing stiles.

From Curbar Gap car park

4. White Edge Meadow Amble

Distance & time: 2.5 km, 45 mins approx

Description: Amble around White Edge Meadows, step out across moorland landscapes and take in the dramatic Peak District views.

Terrain: Gentle ascent and descents on uneven ground, sometimes boggy in places and following off-track trodden paths.

5. White Edge Trig Point Saunter

Distance & time: 3.5 km, 1 ¼ hours approx

Description: Saunter up to White Edge trig point, absorb breathtaking views of urban Sheffield in contrast with rural Peak District.

Terrain: Steep ascent onto and gentle descent off of White Edge, uneven pathways and sometimes boggy in places.

An Adventure Trail is also availble for this route. Click here to download it. 

6. Three Edges Stride

Distance & time: 9.5 km, 3 ¼ hours approx

Description: Stride out and absorb the captivating views from the trio of edges, White Edge, Froggatt Edge and Curbar Edge.

Terrain: Short though steep ascent and descent onto and off of White Edge with undulating rocky paths in between and along Curbar and Froggatt Edges.

From Shillito Wood car park

7. Hewetts Bank Saunter

Distance & time: 2 km, 40 mins approx

Description: Saunter along windswept landscapes and explore wooded valleys and gently falling valley streams.

Terrain: Short undulating walk with one steep descent off Hewitts Bank and a short but steep ascent back to the car park. 

8. Ramsley Moor Stroll

Distance & time: 4 km, 1 ¼ hours approx

Description: Stroll through atmospheric woodlands alive with bird song and amble along gently falling valley streams.

Terrain: Following tracks and paths, muddy in places. Uneven ground with one short and steep ascent and descent.

An Adventure Trail is also available for this route. Click here to download it

9. Ramsley & Big Moor Stride

Distance & time: 8 km, 2 ¾ hours approx

Description: Saunter through wooded valleys and stride out across open moorland landscapes discovering fascinating hints of the moorlands’ past.

Terrain: Following tracks and paths, muddy in places with stiles to cross.. Uneven ground and undulating landscape with one short and steep ascent and descent.