Stanage Edge

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Climbers on "The Tippler" (E1 5b), Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge is an inland cliff in the Derbyshire Peak District, England, famous as a location for climbing. The northern part of the edge forms a border with Sheffield in South Yorkshire.

The edge runs four miles north from the Cowper Stone to Stanage End. It is the northernmost of an almost continuous line of cliffs, including Burbage Rocks, Froggatt Edge, Curbar Edge, Baslow Edge and Birchen Edge.

A paved packhorse road ran along the top of the edge, and remains of it can be seen, as can remains of the Long Causeway Roman road which works its way over the edge on its route from Templeborough to Brough-on-Noe. Even older are some cairns along the top, and there is a well-known cave in the cliff known as Robin Hood's Cave. More recent features include early twentieth century drinking basins, designed to collect pure rainwater for grouse to drink.

Stanage Edge's naturally weathered Millstone grit face is now known as a highly popular location for rock climbing in the Peak District. Its highest point is High Neb at 458 metres above sea level.

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