There are many excellent walks in and around Edale. A pleasant easy circuit would be to start from Edale Village, as this couple are doing here. Follow the Pennine Way for about 200 metres and then branch off right to climb up Grindslow Knoll. Follow the edge round to Grindslow Brook, cross it and continue to Ringing Roger. Descend the ridge here straight back down to the village – distance about 4 miles (6km).


walking from win hill

Longer walks can be had all around Edale Valley. A fine circuit is to ascend Win Hill and Lose Hill, which guard the entrance to Edale from Hope Valley. You can complete this circuit by traversing the East flank of Kinder Scout

Alternatively you could follow the Pennine Way to Jacob’s Ladder and Kinder Low and then return around the southern edge of the Kinder Scout plateau. This longer walk passes the eroded rock formations known as the Woolpacks


The start of the Pennine WayFrom the mid 1930s ramblers dreamt of being able to walk from one end of the Pennines to the other, and in 1965 this dream came to fruition in the opening of the Pennine Way – the first of Britain’s long-distance footpaths. This starts at the Old Nag’s Head in Edale and continues to reach Kirk Yetholm, just over the border in Scotland, some 270 miles away. It crosses some of England’s finest mountain scenery, but most people reckon that the toughest section is the crossing of Kinder, Bleaklow and Black Hill, to the immediate north of Edale.


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