Curbar Gap

Map ref: SK 261747

Pay and display car park, free to blue badge holders, giving access to the gritstone edges of Baslow and Curbar. The car park is surfaced with basalt chippings with a tarmac access road; the gradient at the roadside edge of the car park is up to 1:8. (A viewpoint lay-by 1/2 mile down the road towards Curbar village is reserved for disabled people.) 

From the main car park a ‘Wheelchair route to Baslow Edge’ is signed. Extra care is needed when crossing this busy road. The gate is 1.2m wide and the path is surfaced in stone. Excellent views over the Derwent Valley are to be had for those who travel the 300m from the car park.

From the back left-hand corner of the car park another fairly level path provides access towards Curbar Edge and picnic area. This is reached by a 5m ramp at 1:6 or up 9 stone steps (no handrail). From there the path is of level compacted stone; a choice of fairly level, smooth routes across grass leads to a simple bench giving good views (the 2nd path is shorter and more level - max. gradient 1:12).

An ice cream van visits in the summer along with a new french-style coffee van.

This is one of those spots you might never expect to be able to reach if you are a wheelchair-user – definitely a favourite of Accessible Derbyshire!

Pay and display car park, free to blue badge holders, giving access to the gritstone edges of Baslow and Curbar. The car park is surfaced with basalt chippings with a tarmac access road; the gradient at the roadside edge of the car park is up to 1:8. (A viewpoint lay-by 1/2 mile down the road towards Curbar village is reserved for disabled people.)

From the main car park a ‘Wheelchair route to Baslow Edge’ is signed. Extra care is needed when crossing this busy road. The gate is 1.2m wide and the path is surfaced in stone. Excellent views over the Derwent Valley are to be had for those who travel the 300m from the car park.

From the back left-hand corner of the car park another fairly level path provides access towards Curbar Edge and picnic area. This is reached by a 5m ramp at 1:6 or up 9 stone steps (no handrail). From there the path is of level compacted stone; a choice of fairly level, smooth routes across grass leads to a simple bench giving good views (the 2nd path is shorter and more level - max. gradient 1:12).

An ice cream van visits in the summer along with a new french-style coffee van.

This is one of those spots you might never expect to be able to reach if you are a wheelchair-user – definitely a favourite of Accessible Derbyshire!