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Name:Black Edge
Hill number:3643
Height:507m / 1663ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Catchment:Mersey, Trent
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Liverpool Bay, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Subhump
(Tu,5,Dew,sHu)
Grid ref:SK 06256 77008
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:99m
Col:408m  SK035746  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
(1:25k) OL24W
Observations:ground 130m to N at SK 06275 77140 and ruined building 650m SSE at SK 06045 76385 of equal height
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Alternative summits 507m at SK062771 and SK060763. Deleted from Humps list in March 2011 owing to information from Vector mapping
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From Castle Naze with EAvictimofmathema23/07/2018
8 mile circular of Combs Moss from Buxton following the path around the edges re-bagging Black Edge (previously bagged in 2011)and Combs Head (previously bagged in 2016), fairly warm with high cloud cover all day nice views. Afterwards drove to and bagged Chelmorton Low and Sough Top trig.DanTrig08/04/2018
A walk across Combs Moss from Combs Head. Solo. Walked back to Buxton through Light Wood.Dangerous Dave08/02/2018
Parked on A5004 WNW of Combs Head. Found a path up to the ridge and then right to summit of Combs Head. Decided to go across Combs Moss to Black Edge rather than driving round and doing a shorter walk from the other side. This was mostly pathless and, although the going was not too bad, it did go on a bit. Iy was a lovely cold, sunny November day though.clivevilla08/11/2017
Circuit of Combs Moss plateau, from Gout Lane car park. Four legged baggers are unfortunately not allowed on the plateau due to ground nesting birds.BobHancock05/11/2017
Parked: SK 061785 pull-in. Entered field at gate SK 05877 78600 and headed South to Short Edge then followed path to summit.David Evans05/11/2017
Nice view point east to a bright green valley below. We approached from Combs Head to the west across the boggy moorland before continuing north along a path. Trig is a little south of the HighpointDenise 04/11/2017
Something of a trudge over Combe Moss from Combe Head, descent via pleasant path along Black Edge. I thought the un-marked heather/grass beside wall ~150m N of the trig pillar was marginally higher.RichardM04/11/2017
KJF. Visited on a clear day doing a half circuit of Combs Moss. Good views E. Start point Lightwood Road in Buxton where paths through the bracken from the waterworks give easy access to the hilltop. If you follow the wall across Combs Head be careful of the drainage ditch next to the trodden path which is overgrown and invisible in places and could lead to sludge covered feet or a wrenched ankle.crazy02/09/2017
Direct from Combs Head. Not recommended. Hard going through heather and ankle breaking stuff. From the summit I followed the path against the fence to Flint Clough and onwards above Moss House and Combs Head and back to 036759 and the Roman Road. Much easier. Solo.bolton04/08/2017
A brilliant hill and a fantastic quiet moorland plateau with superb walks around the edge. Superb rock climbing at Castle Naze (try Scoop Face) and an amazing hill fort that is well worth checking out.John Eley26/03/2017
With Jo, linear walk from Dove Holes along Cowlow Lane, then faint path up to Castle Naze Fort and then along Short Edge to Black Edge, then onto Combs Head, before descending to the Roman Road and going along the A5004 to Buxton. Weather; generally cloudy with sunny intervals, humid, moderate visibility due to the misty conditions.amblerbob15/09/2016
With Les and dog Lion from the nw along northern edge path curls round the escarpment edge and then south to trig pillar S2775vegibagger27/04/2016
With Combs Head in early morning mistwychwood15/03/2016
After yesterdays torrential downpour we are climbing the walls. Misty with penertrating drizzle , thats good enough for us - OUR ROUTE - Coombs - Naze Castle - Short Edge - Black Edge (& Trig 507) - Coombs Head Farm - Ridge Lane - Coombs - Great to see sheep again.briandavies13/12/2015
BMC walkdentalchimp28/11/2015
7/8 Seventh of long day again old Man of Moy/The Cloud/Croker Hill/Gun/Burbage Hill/Combs Head/Black Edge/Bole HillFergalh20/09/2015
Parked in layby at 025760 then followed footpath up past White Hall centre to Combs Head. Over the wall, up a steep grassy slope with another wall at the top. Don't bother doing it this way - on the way back I discovered there was an easy path up just round the corner (not on the map!) Following this path takes you around the edge of Combs Moss up to Black Edge. Again, I wish I'd known about it on the way there - the moss isn't great for walking across!the_adam21/07/2015
Parked on grass verge by farm gate near entrance to White Hall Centre at 033764 (Room for 1 car) Up rough road to stile at SK03678 75852 Up 4x4 track to gate & then SSE along good path to Combs Head Continued SE & then NE along path to the trig point. (S)gerrybowes28/06/2015
On a walk between Chapel-en-le-Firth and Buxton stations. Wet & windy.alistairpooler31/05/2015
Great walk up from Buxton via Corbar Cross.griefmiester13/04/2015
From Cowlow. Only 2 walls to get over!arranc08/04/2015
From Dove Holes up road then over Lady Low and Hob Tor. Very windy but better than forecast.SS01/01/2015
Start ~ 043747. Parked on verge, took road/track to north then path up to gate at the col. From summit headed north east across pathless moor to Black edge. Cloudy,damp day. With Wombourne, Ron & Pat.steve hudson20/11/2014
Parked at GR043 747, junction of A5002 and Roman road. Walked along Roman road for about 1 mile where a gate in the wall leads to a track up to the col then to summit of Combs Head. We then walked NE across boggy heathland, heather and tussock grass to the trig point on Black Edge. Descended SSW on path following the wall all the way down through an adventure course and onto the main road by an Outdoor Pursuits Centre. A dry day but dull and a chilly wind. With SH, RO and PR.wombourne20/11/2014
Ascent from Errwood Reservoir via Bunsal Cob car park, Midshires Way and Coombs Head. Followed wall from Coombs Head to small windturbine from where wall turns to run straight to summit. Followed faint path by wall. This path switches away from the wall just once - to descend into and ascend out of one steep gulley which bars a direct ascent to summit.pwhitaker_196614/06/2014
My second summit of Four today on a walk in mainly misty conditions from Chinley, From Eccles pike, i took the minor road south of the summit, turned left and took a footpath at Lidgate to Bradshaw hall farm from where a track descends all the way to the B5470 and then continues as Combs road. Immediately after passing the railway i took the footpath immediately left over a paddock onto the lower slopes heading towards Bank Hall Farm. The track continues to reach a minor road where there is an open access sign and gate. I climbed up to the fort having had a brief look at Combs edge (impressive from the lower path)and headed along short edge. I followed the edge around and then a well trodden path (that cuts the corner off). Eventually you come to Hob tor where the Gritstone formation does look like some sort of face! ITs a very gradual ascent to the trig point. Conditions were very misty but it often cleared revealing a lovely landscape.Dazingdale18/11/2013
If you climb from the minor road west from Dove Holes beware of two walls that need negotiating. Possible but scary.moorsman29/01/2013
From minor road to N and Castle Naze. Sunny but very windy.Aye Jimmy25/05/2012
From Errwood Reservoir.adrianturner31/03/2012
Parked on Old Road at SK 03277 76428. Walked up road to stile at SK 03672 75852. Short climb to gate then very enjoyable walk all round edge to collect both DeweysDavid Gradwell11/02/2012
Great little walk along the moorland of Black Edge from Buxton, Drove to and bagged The Cloud and Mow Cop on way back home.DanTrig23/07/2011
Parked near Bank Hall then ascended to the 443m spot and then followed the edge path all the way round. Really nice walk on a beautiful morning.The Team10/07/2011
I parked at the bottom of Corbar Woods in Buxton and took in the Corbar tig point first and then up onto the ridge and along to this peak. Good views out into the valley.Father Ted12/02/2011
Parked to north near Cowlow 399m. Cool sunny afternoon with snow underfoot.Dugswell228/11/2010
parked at end of road near St Annes Well. Track then narrow path all the way.destaylor12/11/2010
Walked from Chapel en le Frith station, en route to Buxton.steve hudson24/09/2010
from combs headgigglejon12/06/2010
Evenings hill bagging with Dan and the dogs.Flipperfeet06/04/2010
Hill bagging with Ian and the hounds.Nicest hill visited tonight.simocity06/04/2010
Went all the way around Combs Moss etc. Recommended for the views and waterfalls off this compact moor. It stands alone and must be unique for allowing a circular edge walk in the Peak. Very wet though.simon and co26/03/2010
from buxton via trig point on corbar hill.dull day but enjoyable.steven ruffles06/11/2009
Joined the edge path at Castle Naze where there is a stile giving access to the climber's crag. Good path from there all the way round. Did this as a circuit taking in Combs Edge.BobKelly31/10/2009
Date estimatedJames Hickman07/08/2008
On a great hill-bagging day, walked over to Buxton from Castleton, bagged this lovely mini mountain, then headed over to Cheshire for some Marilyn action...DanHolme17/05/2007
On walk around edge of Combs Moss in snow.Wheelsy21/01/2007
Parked at the Errwood Reservoir and walked up to the access point on the Midshires way about 1/2 a mile past White Hall Centre. Well established path around the edge, good views over Buxton.rhalstead26/12/2006
Done this a few times on a circuit of the edges of Combs Moss, starting from either Longhall Farm or Chapel-en-le-Frith station. A great moorland plateau with beautiful walking.Jake99426/03/2005
Hiring mountain bikes in Buxton for a Trail Quest event next day. Then eventually at 3pm set off with Rob & Lesly for run up Black Edge (a wanted 500m top) and down to Goyt valley and back through Buxton golf course.Chris Pearson27/06/1998
Peak District Dewey bagging, walk 3/7; Black Edge from road to N: 064785, track crosses pasture from gate then climb to edge, low wall. No RoW (path along Edge), heather, trig, fine view RHW20/12/1997