The Eastern Peak
The Eastern Peak is dominated by gritstone edges that form a natural barrier between the heart of the National Park and the city of Sheffield and the town of Chesterfield. Running the total length of the area is the River Derwent (starting from Howden Reservoir to the village of Rowsley). The River Derwent runs for many miles through villages, woodland and fields in sharp contrast to the windswept moors on which the edges lie.
The Edges start in the north of the area with Howden Edge and then running southwards the boundary forms Derwent Edge, Stanage Edge, White Edge, Burbage Edge, Froggatt Edge, Curbar Edge, Baslow Edge, Gardoms Edge and Birchen Edge.
The main towns and villages include Langsett, Bamford, Hathersage, Grindleford, Calver, Hassop, Baslow, Calton Lees, Beeley, Rowsley and Bakewell.
The highest points in the Eastern Peak include Margery Hill, High Stones, High Neb, Stanage Edge, Back Tor, Higger Tor, Carl Wark and Over Owler Tor.