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Edale is in Derbyshire. Edale is the name of the valley of the River Noe and the name used by most people for Grindsbrook Booth, the settlement where the only train station in the valley is located. It is the southern terminus of the Pennine Way, a 268-mile long-distance walk to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. Its railway station provides a quick and direct public-transport route to the heart of the Dark Peak countryside from Manchester or Sheffield.

Get in

By hourly Northern Trains service on the Hope Valley Line from Manchester Piccadilly (c.42 min) or Sheffield (c.33 min).

Get around

  • Train along the valley to Hope or Hathersage or Chinley
  • Walk or bus to Castleton or other nearby Peak District villages and towns

See

  • The surrounding hills
  • Edale Visitor Centre, Fieldhead (between the station and the village centre), ☏ +44 1433 670207.

Do

Pitch a tent (campsite in the village centre) before you walk the hills:

  • Up Grindsbrook Clough onto Kinder Scout then to Kinder Downfall and either Hayfield or the Snake Pass
  • Over Mam Tor or Hollins Cross to Castleton and the caves
  • Over Jacobs Ladder and past Edale Cross to Hayfield
  • Along the Pennine Way to the South Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines, Cheviots, Hadrian's Wall, and ultimately Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders

Have an evening in the pubs after you have walked the hills.

Eat

Toasted teacakes and other light snack in the two cafes and bar meals in the two pubs.

  • 1 Coopers Cafe, Grindsbrook Booth, ☏ +44 1433 670401.
  • 2 Penny Pot Cafe, Station Approach, ☏ +44 1433 670293.

Drink

  • 1 The Old Nags Head (in village centre), ☏ +44 1433 670291.
  • 2 The Rambler Inn (near railway station), ☏ +44 1433 670268.
  • Tea in the various teashops

Sleep

B&B in cottages or pubs as well as a few campsites

  • 1 Edale Youth Hostel, Rowland Cote, Nether Booth (1 mile east of Grindsbrook Booth). The YHA youth hostel is a particularly large establishment, offering a range of services. Advance booking during school holidays and weekends is advisable. From £10 pppn.
  • 2 Fieldhead Campsite, ☏ +44 1433 670386. £5–£6.50 adult.

Connect

  • Peak District National Park, ☏ +44 1629 816200, ✉ customer.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk. 8.45AM–5PM.

Go next

  • Castleton
  • Hayfield
  • Crowden-in-Longdendale
  • Sheffield



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