Sunday, 9 November 2014
Axe Edge Moor
Location: Peak District - Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire
Height: 551 metres (1,808 ft)
Summit Type: Grassy/Boggy
Notable Summit Objects: Trig Point
Axe Edge Moor is a boggy high area of upland in the Peak District National Park near the town of Buxton. The moor itself spans 3 counties and is the source of 5 rivers including the River Dove. The A53 road heads along the eastern edge of the moor, this part of the road climbs to a height of 497 metres and makes a tough climb for HGVs heading in the Leek direction. The Cat and Fiddle Inn, England's second highest public house behind the Tan Hill Inn is located on the western edge of the moor near to the Goyt's Clough - a valley containing the River Goyt that runs into Errwood Reservoir.
The views are excellent from the summit of the moor, the northern views look towards Burbage Edge and on towards Eccles Pike. The north eastern view looks across Buxton with Corbar Hill above it, and on towards Kinder Scout, Mam Tor and Lose Hill. To the east the view looks towards Sough Top and on across the moors and lower Derbyshire countryside towards the hills above the Matlock area. To the south east the view looks towards Hollins Hill, Chrome Hill, Parkhouse Hill and on towards High Wheeldon. South looks across the moor itself, as does the view to the south west and western views.