Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Coombs Dale

Discover a world apart in an area once roamed by highwaymen. Part of the Black Harry Trails

Coombs Dale

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Distance: 1.6 km one-way

Nearest Facilities: Stoney Middleton and Calver


  1. Head up the track next to the playing fields.
  2. Continue up the dale to where, after a short climb, it opens out with seating.

Coombs Dale Route Map (306KB) 

Getting there

Start at Stoney Middleton Playing Fields off the A623 near Calver Crossroads.

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK2356 7506

Postcode: S32 4TB

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Do you know?

  • In the early 18th century, travellers crossing the lonely moors were attacked and robbed by a highwayman who took the name of Black Harry.
  • The first blossom of the year can be seen in the blackthorn which lines the route.
  • The limestone is rich in fossils deposited 330 million years ago in shallow, tropical seas when the Peak District was close to the Equator.

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