Distance: 5.45 miles
Toilets: Quite a few on route - Millstone Inn, The Fox House Inn, Longshaw Estate, Grindleford Cafe.
Terrain - One stile and ten gates, many steps and some uneven terrain with exposed tree roots and numerous trip hazards. Watch out for dangerous drops in Padley Woods. Some sections of road and lane walking are without pavements. Keep to the path on top of Millstone Edge and do not cross over the protective fencing.
Description - Created hundreds of millions of years ago by the power of natural forces, the last few centuries have seen the rugged landscape surrounding Padley Gorge sculpted by man who long ago quarried these gritstone Edges for stone and tunnelled deep beneath the moors to drive a railway line through the hills. Now an area of outstanding natural beauty, this walk takes in the breathtaking heights of Millstone Edge and delves into the past on old paths and tracks, descends ancient woodland to discover the remains of a historic manor and ascends gradually back to Surprise View.