Curbar inhabits the soft, wooded slopes below the hard gritstone edges of the Eastern Moors. It's a quiet, secluded place. A cluster of stone-built houses which seem to melt into against the hillside to hide themselves but it's surprisingly extensive, reaching all the way to the Derwent below. There are no amenities and the chief point of interest is Curbar Edge above the village, which provides a fine view of the Derwent valley, some excellent walking and some of the hardest gritstone rock climbing in Derbyshire.

The road up through the village, which crosses the River Derwent at Calver Bridge and continues up, passing through Curbar Gap at the top of the edge, is an ancient packhorse route which was one of the 'salt routes' from Cheshire to Chesterfield.

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Curbar Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge- Click Here for a slide show
Curbar Edge
0 - Curbar Edge
Curbar Edge view
1 - Curbar Edge view
Baslow Edge - Derwent Valley temperature inversion
2 - Baslow Edge - Derwent Valley temperature inversion
Baslow Edge View
3 - Baslow Edge View
Baslow Edge - Eagle Stone
4 - Baslow Edge - Eagle Stone
Froggatt Edge - Chequers Crack
5 - Froggatt Edge - Chequers Crack
Froggatt Edge
6 - Froggatt Edge
Froggatt Edge climbers
7 - Froggatt Edge climbers
Froggat Edge - climbers on Valkyrie
8 - Froggat Edge - climbers on Valkyrie
Local places of interest

Chatsworth House and Park

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, in the Peak District. Home of the Dukes of Devonshire, the Cavendish Family. First built by Bess of Hardwick. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here. The greatest house of the Peak District, set in a large park.

Eyam Hall

Eyam Hall is a fine 17th Century Hall in the Plague village of Eyam, Hope Valley, which is still in the hands of its original builders, the Wright Family.

Eyam Museum and Plague Village

Eyam Museum and the Plague Village, Eyam, give a history of the tragic 1665-6 visit of the Bubonic Plague to this village in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Longshaw Estate and Country Park

The Longshaw Estate covers Grindleford, Millstone and Bole Hill, Hope Valley, Derbyshire. Once the shooting estate of the Dukes of Rutland, now owned by the National Trust.

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