Black Edge

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Black Edge
Black Edge on Combs Moss - - 1162062.jpg
Black Edge on Combs Moss
Highest point
Elevation507 m (1,663 ft) [1]
Prominence99 m[1]
Parent peakShining Tor[1]
ListingDewey, SubHuMP
Coordinates53°17′23″N 1°54′29″W / 53.2898°N 1.9081°W / 53.2898; -1.9081Coordinates: 53°17′23″N 1°54′29″W / 53.2898°N 1.9081°W / 53.2898; -1.9081
LocationDerbyshire, England
Parent rangePeak District
OS gridSK062770
Topo mapOS Landranger 119; OL24W

Black Edge is a summit, 507 metres (1,663 ft) high, on a sharp ridgeline above the village of Dove Holes in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District in the county of Derbyshire in England.[1]



The summit of Black Edge is marked by a trig point which is about 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) southwest of Dove Holes and 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) north of the historic spa town of Buxton. It lies in open moorland on the gritstone crest of the eponymous escarpment that runs roughly north to south. There are alternative summits at SK062771 and SK060763. In addition the ground 130 metres to the north and the ruined building 650 metres south-southeast are at the same height as the summit.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

Nine hundred metres further north, also on the crest, is Hob Tor. Here the escarpment swings northwest, while a short spur, on which there is a tumulus known as Lady Low, heads northeast. To the west of Black Edge the heather-clad terrain of Combs Moss descends initially slowly for about a kilometre before dropping steeply into the valley south of Combs Reservoir. To the east of Black Edge, the escarpment dives into the lowlands north of Buxton. A railway line hugs the foot of the scarp slope and is paralleled to the east by the A6.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Black Edge at Retrieved 11 Mar 2016.
  2. ^ OS Explorer map OL24W, 1:25,000 series.
  3. ^ Combs Edge and Black Edge - Open Group Walk at Retrieved 11 March 2016.