Stanage Edge & Keira Knightley Rock, Peak District
Guided Walking in the Peak District
A spectacular guided walk on Stanage Edge visiting Keira Knightley Rock from Pride & Prejudice.
Maximum group size - 8 people
A lovely walk along the spectacular Stanage Edge. Starting off fairly gently, we head down to North Lees, the inspiration for Thornfield Hall in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.
Next we climb up to the famous gritstone edge of Stanage, meaning "Stone Edge", a 5 km long gritstone escarpment famous for climbing. Here we visit the rock now known as Keira Knightley Rock used in the 2005 film of Pride and Prejudice.
The walk continues along a medieval packhorse route to the summit of Stanage Edge, with spectacular views all the way along. From here we continue walking to Burbage and visit Higger Tor. From Burbage we return to the car park after making one final visit to Stanage to see some of the old Mill Stones, now the symbol of the Peak District National Park.
Meet: Hollin Bank car park at 08:45 for an 09:00 start
Grade: Fairly Easy
Length: 11km/7 miles
Height Gain: 350m/1000ft
Price: £404% booking fee (capped at £5) +VAT will be applied.
The walk includes a mixture of good tracks and smaller footpaths and one moderately steep hill up to Stanage Edge, a climb of about 180 m (500 ft). At any time of year there could be some muddy sections. On top of Stanage Edge the path becomes rougher as we approach the trig point, the last part of which includes an optional rocky section to reach the trig point itself. The route to Carl Wark is also rocky in places with a short steeper section.