Name:Outer Edge
Hill number:7729
Height:541m / 1775ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
Catchment:Don (Thorne), Trent, Catchment Boundaries
Grid ref:SK 17707 96977
Summit feature:ground c 6m ENE of trig point
Col:518m  SK183964  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1E
Observations:Ground to N and E may be as high
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 177 users)ByDate of Ascent
First of a tough day with Hoar Stone and Horse Stone to follow, not one to look back on with fondness, more questioning what on earth I am doing with my spare time.Alfa1M17/08/2023
From Langsett Flouch car park with Richard. Round of Hoar Stones, Horse stone Naze and Outer EdgeLongwojo11/08/2023
A sunny afternoon walk from the summit of the Woodhead Pass. Hoar Stones, Outer Edge, Margery Hill and Horse Stones. From Hoar Stones it was simply a case of following the path to the trig point, although it's boggy and indistinct at times. A peaceful trig and summit, a nice little edge with some views closeby.meltdiceburg13/05/2023
Parked in the car park on the A616 just south of the A628 at SK 201 013. Followed Barnsley Boundary route to Hordron Road, then along it up Hordron Clough and Laund Clough - all easy going. Short pull up to Hoar Stones, then across to the impressive summit tor of Dewey Horse Stone Naze, back to Hoar Stones and then along the nice track on the ridge to the trigs at Outer Edge and Margery Hill. Back down the bridleway all the way to the car park. A splendid warm and sunny day on the Howden Edge. 21km with 500m ascent in about 5h 30m.silveracorn_alan23/03/2022
From end of Derwent Reservoir. Horse Stone Naze, then along high ground to Howden Edge. Dropped down over Upper Hey back to Slippery Stones and track to car. With B, B and R.jenx19/01/2022
15.6 mile walk from Langsett up Cut Gate Path and along to Outer Edge (4th time bagged) and Horse Stones Naze (2nd time bagged) descending into the Derwent Valley and climbing back across the Cut Gate Path back down to Langsett. Perfectly clear and sunny apart from the nearby fog bank that didn't shift all day. Didn't effect us though. A bit boggy from Outer Edge to Horse Stones Naze but not too bad. Didn't see many others apart from around Langsett. 747m ascent.DanTrig17/01/2022
From Horse Stone Nazerfoster22/10/2021
20.1 miles 2538ft walk. Start at Crowden campsite, Trans Pennine trail, Far Black Clough to Hoar Stones-Howden Edge, Outer Edge and Horse Stone Naze, return by Trans Pennine Trail back to Crowden campsite.stephenbuda16/10/2021
loop round howden moor from near the fairholmes CP. Back torr, camped by the viewpoint, then on to high stones, margery hill, outer edge, hoar stones and horse stone. tracks all pretty easy to follow. careful in the peet bogs, i got ches deep after margery hill! came direct back from horse stones that was slow going, but shaved a few km off the total 30km 6.5hrsNicky C14/07/2021
From Margery Hill. Dry underfoot, but could be very boggy. KeithByTheC11/06/2021
with James HardenC07/06/2021
From Fairholmes for a round of Back Tor, Howden Edge, Mergery Hill, Outer Edge, Hoar Stones and Horse Stone Naze.rhalstead22/05/2021
With K and RM from Langsett reservoir carpark which was heaving with people. Fell in a bog. Had intended to bag more in this area but short days and lack of condition were against us.Ashley29/11/2020
HP near trig in boggy wild terrain. From Margery and on to Horse stone.Denise 12/11/2020
Trig point with exposed base. Part of a long loop round from Bleaklow to Margery Hill.Vulcan10/08/2020
From Margery Hill. Terrain easier than feared with a clear path. Stopped for sandwiches, now breezy and increasingly sunny. On to Hoar Stones.Wycombe Wanderer24/07/2020
Margery Hill, Howden Edge, Upper Hey, Outer Edge, Hoar Stones, Horse Stone Nazekeithouk12/07/2020
12 mile circuit from Langsett of Margery Hill, Howden Edge High Stones and Crow Stones Outer Edge, back via River Little Don. Mountain Blue Hare on the way down!mavero1030/06/2020
With H.Chris Ellis04/06/2020
Nether Hey > [Featherbed Moss pf. 545] > Howden Edge (High Stones) > Margery Hill > Outer Edge > Upper Hey from GR: SK 17227 89353ronaldo33314/03/2020
From SE 1827 0118. Hoar Stones -> Horse Stone Naze -> Outer Edge, and return, 10 miles. Only real heather bashing was between 2nd and 3rd hills, otherwise tracks, of varying degree of wet peat.jonglew30/12/2019
3 of 6. Not much time wasted quick pat of the trig and kept movingThe-Z-Man08/09/2019
Steady climb from Langsett on a scorching hot day. Plenty of fluids taken. The view at the summit is spell binding. Interesting cross approaching the summit, respecting the tragic death of PO Denis Kyne in 1943 - air crash. The descent was made hazardous by some stupid antics by a few over-enthusiastic bikies going way too fast. Next time I'll climb up from the Derwent side, and take in Howden Edge, and Margery hill too.Sirloincloth26/08/2019
Part of walk from Langsett Barn.gavopeo26/08/2019
Parked in the car park on the A616 just south of the A628 at Langsett and did a circuit of Margery Hill, Howden Edge, Upper Hey, Outer Edge, Hoar Stones and Horse Stone Naze. 6h 33m for 17.3 miles although one or two slight navigational errors.clivevilla20/08/2019
Took the bridleway south from Langsett Reservoir and then the path via the trig point at Margery Hill. All paths extremely wet!Eggletina15/08/2019
Drove from Mcr Airport and met Dave early at Langsett reservoir carpark. Route was Hingcliff Common, Mickleden Edge, Cut Gate, Margery Hill, Outer Edge trig, Howden Edge, Horse Stone, Hordron , and Crookland Wood. Approx 12.5 miles; 1625 feet total ascent. Dry warm day, saw no other walkers after Margery Hill.Skip03/08/2019
Start Fairholmes Car Park.lindslow21/01/2019
with greg on 15+mile walk from the Woodhead to high stonesAvidSockWearer23/09/2018
From Langsett Reservoir via Laund Clough and Horse Stone Naze. Return via Cut Gate.RedAndy5415/07/2018
K Trig point on the way home from Horsestone Naze.crazy07/05/2018
Up from Langsett. Very frosty. Enjoying cracking the ice on the peat until disappeared up to the waist into the peat! Had to be pulled from the peat!MrChris198019/11/2017
From parking on A616. BW to Margery Hill, High Stones, Upper Hey, Outer Edge, Hoar Stones, Horse Stone Naze and back via Outer Edge. Path very wet and indistinct in places. Lose it and going in heather is slow.PeterD04/09/2017
Whilst travelling from Margery Hill to Outer Edge suddenly dropped to my armpits in a peat bog whilst my dog (a Jack Russell) looked at me with a puzzled expression. Had to spread my body weight and literally swim to get out. Quite scary when walking solo. Happened at SK183966 so please be careful. Mobile phone in pocket was wrecked!!John Eley13/08/2017
On a circular walk around the Howden Moors from Slippery Stones.alistairpooler17/07/2017
From Margery Hill. Glad it was dry as I'm sure it gets extremely boggy hereMark Sims07/05/2017
Taking in the tops from Windle Edge Road, onto Margery next.Alan Caine04/05/2017
As part of a long 23 mile walk around the Derwent Valley skylinehillexplorer28/04/2017
4th hill of 7 today on a route from Fairholmes to Dunford Bridge In glorious sunshine, climbing Upper Hey; Howden Edge, Margery hill and continuiing to this hill.Dazingdale23/08/2016
Nice long circular walk with Rob. Langsett Reservoir-Howden Edge-Horse Stone-Crow Stones-Outer Edge-Margery Hill-Langsett reservoir. A few showers. Loved the Crow Stones on the way to the trig point. :)dromeas09/08/2016
with Vas from Langsettrkid8409/08/2016
Topped by a trig point. The summit offers good views into the Woodhead valley, down over Salters Brooke and on towards the hills above Langsett. Quite boggy on the approaches, care is needed.Peter_wth04/06/2016
Solo as part of the high ground loop. Some loud and snow flurries but weather brightened as I left this one. Heading towards Margery Hill.Aimless Rambler30/04/2016
Came up from Crow Stones Edge. These rocks were great for scrambling on. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. Sleet and hail on the way back to Lady Cross.Dangerous Dave09/04/2016
From Langsett car park, onto the saddle below Margery Hill (fell in a peat bog!) then up to Outer Edge, Howden Edge, Horse Stone Haze. Back via The Porter / Little Don River valley.BobHancock27/02/2016
Circular walk from Fairholmes, walking along the reservoirs then up onto High Stones, along to Margery Hill and even further along to Outer Edge (done both before) then continuing onto Horse Stones Naze, then followed the river Derwent and the reservoirs back to Fairholmes. 16.4 mile walk, we were thankful it was frozen if not this would be a hideous walk.DanTrig26/02/2016
With Jo, from Langsett: paths to Cut Gate Head, then onto Margery Hill (and Margery Stones), then across to Outer Edge before visiting the fascinating Rocking Stones and returning via Cut Gate Head. Weather; sunny, light breeze, warm, good visibility.amblerbob06/09/2015
A628 layby - path to end of Langsett reservoir - over the River Don - Mickleden Edge - Cut gate - Outer Edge & Trig - Mickleden brook - Midhope Moor - Midhope - Langsett - back along edge of reservoir path to car.briandavies11/07/2015
On way to Crow StonesMypoorblisters07/06/2015
Parked by end of the Windle Edge road, then walk to Lady Cross -> Round Hill -> Hoar Stones -> Horse Stone Naze -> Outer Edge -> Margery Hill -> High Stones, then attempted to find Upper Hey (proved quite hard from above!) before going back the way I came. Back to the car then a quick trip up to Dead Edge End too before coming home (thanks moorsman for the suggested route :) )the_adam28/05/2015
6/6 did as part of circuit of east side of reservoir. Make sure you drop down to see the fantastic tors below called the rocking stonesFergalh02/05/2015
As part of Derwent watershed walk.Wheelsy30/03/2015
Ciruict of Upper Hey, High Stones, Margery Hill, Outer Edge, Hoar Stones, Horse Stone Naze.PeteF28/09/2014
Parking by the reservoir ( you can park a few hundred meters along the road and save the £4.70) along the Western side of the reservoirs then up to Howden Moor, over Nether Hey, Row Top, High Stones, Wilfrey Edge, Margery Hill, Howden Edge, Broadhead Clough Head, Outer Edge, then back via Cut Gate End, to the northern edge of Howden reservoir, 22km and 1050m of of accents. Great walk. Both pillars in good condition, Outer Edge looking very exposed at the base. Amazing views in all directions. Boggy old walk over to Outer Edge even in the summer.griefmiester05/09/2014
Great ViewsTigger424227/08/2014
Fairholme car park, Derwent reservoir, Hey Bank, High Stones, Margery Hill, Outer Edge, Howden Edge - Hoar Stones, Horse Stone Naze, descent via grouse butts to Derwent Valley, and along vehicle track all the way back to the car park. Warm and bright or sunny. Boggy on the top of the edge.PaulH01/04/2014
Up to my thighs in peat bog on the way up from the top path. Best avoided unless very dry.simon and co14/03/2014
Part of the Grin & Bear it Fell Race RoiuteCammy6814/02/2014
Ascent from Langsett Barn via Hordron Clough across Harden Moorpwhitaker_196627/09/2013
From 3630. OK to Margery Hill then deteriorates. Top marked path wide and boggy. There is a lower path which is much better and little height lost.destaylor31/05/2013
Up the shooters track in the clough under crow stones, on to Margery and beyond.PepandJen06/01/2013
from langsett barn quite wet underfootiannotts11/11/2012
Ran it as part of Grin and Bear it Fell Race.Mick299106/10/2012
From Horse Stone as part circuit of upper derwent valleyThe Playful Pig29/09/2012
Easy to find, no access issues, ground still quite firm despite the rain of recent weeks.JohnStoneham28/04/2012
Climbed with Kim on a walk on the Howden Moors.alistairpooler30/03/2012
On a circular from Woodhead.Flipperfeet11/05/2010
Came here with Ian after visiting horse stone naze, lost an ME glove too :(simocity11/05/2010
Climbed solo from Cutthroat Bridge via White Tor, Dovestone Tor, Back Edge, Howden Edge and Margery Hill. Continued to Hoar Stone and Horse Stone Naze. Returned via the Upper Derwent valley.dhbond16/05/2009
From Langsett and Cut Gate, first to Margery Hill, then a very wet and boggy trudge to Outer Edge. Trig stands aloof on a heavily eroded base. Highest area appears to be just S of trig.Aye Jimmy24/08/2008
After spending the night in the bothy in Lower Small Clough, bagged this then on to Margery Hill as part of the Dark Peak summits list.DanHolme02/03/2007
Walked up from Langsett, save this hill for a frosty day or just hope you have a long dry period, it is rather boggy.DanTrig09/07/2006
Dark Peak bleakness perfection.Jake99423/04/2003
Ascended from Langsett.JohnW14/11/2001
From Fairholmes.Richard Gunn20/08/1999
Circuit from Abbey Brookrjf3513/02/1999
Dry, overcast, mild, low fog on hill, Flouch Inn, Cut Gate End, Margery Hill, Outer Edge, Horse Stone, Hordren Cloughjoseph mitchell30/01/1999
Historic running with Nev?Tintenty01/06/1998
OSBM S1771ad-lib06/07/1997
Circular route from Flouch Inn via Cut Gate. Much snow on ground.citygent06/04/1996
Outer Edge and Margery Hill from Fairhomes With Les and Enidmountainmunki12/06/1994
High Peak Marathon / Derwent Watershed 9 hours and 54 minsJK05/03/1994
2 of 2: From Hoar Stones Howden Edge. With Karen.ChrisR31/01/1994
HPM again. Grim. Dense wet mist all night and sinking through a soft icy crust into ankle deep bog all the time. heavy slow going - 14 hrs for the 40 miles. A shock for James who had kindly stepped in to replace John at last minute, without realising fully what to expect.Chris Pearson06/03/1993
Walk out at work as heating had failed -so went for a run on the frosty moors instead! Played on the rocks of Bull Stones and Rocking Stones.Chris Pearson29/12/1992
HPM YHS team with Ian Sanderson, Martin Farr, Mark Hazlewood. Superb conditions of frozen bogs, full bright moon, fast going 40 miles in 11 hours 14 mins = 14thChris Pearson05/03/1988
From car park at N end of Derwent Reservoir, then on to Howden Moorfugues4823/07/1987
Done a number of times. Dates unknown.ngthack01/06/1986
Derwent watershedkindpercy05/05/1985
W. Dickie, Ruth, Julia a long snowy (HPM training) walk from Flouch(on bus) to Hope(train back to Sheffield).A cold, clear nippy day. Wore my KSB mountain boots. White mountain hares.Chris Pearson19/01/1985
High Peak Marathon (HPM) as part of the 1st YHS team to do it rather being the organisers. 40 miles in 14hrs 17mins. Chris Wearne, Brad, Steve Davies and me.My headtorch began to fade here but dawn arrived to see a beautiful clear day with the white frozen moors in mint condition.No map reading necessary as you could see everything.Chris Pearson03/03/1984
Derwent Watershed again. This time clockwise from Yorkshire Brigdge with Tony Lawson & Nigel Walkerly. 'Only' did 35 miles of the 40 before dropping out at Moscar for a too tempting bus home due to tiredness and slow pace among the party.(starting late at night and walking overnight does not help)Chris Pearson27/06/1983
26 miles Eastern Edges YHS 10 strong group which I led from Flouch to Calver during which people dropped out at different intervals leaving just 4 of us to finish happily in the dark along Froggat(no torches needed.)Chris Pearson05/03/1983
1st entire Derwent Watershed 40 miles with Chris Wearne, Colin Kenning, Bill Greenwood, 10.45pm start from Edale. Colin had dropped out at Cut GateChris Pearson15/06/1982
On a backpack - camp at Bleaklow Stones. Many times sonce to visit the wonderful Rocking Stones.steveb200615/07/1978
And again:- 12-11-2020RichardM26/03/1978
With: muhc; From top end of Ladybower Resr. Up to Back Tor. Then N to Howden Edge and round to Outer Edge & Horse Stone. Down to Derwent and along Derwent Resr back to top of Ladybower.Ian Baines02/11/1975
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