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Edale Walks and Walking Guide

Peak District, Derbyshire

Find circular Edale walks which lies at the foot of Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park. The valley is fringed on either side by hills and gritstone edges which provide some of the best walks in the national park. The village of Edale has a range of amenities including cafés, bars, an excllent visitor centre, and camping. There is also limited overnight accommodation. Edale is also served by trains between Manchester and Sheffield. Highlights include Kinder Scout, the Castleton Great Ridge, and the gritstone edges.

All walks are free to download and print, and all routes have mapping and GPX files. The routes range from circular family walks to longer full day hikes.

★ = GPS file available

1831Mam Tor & Hollins Cross from Mam Nick easy3.00
1519Catleton & Speedwell Cavern Circulareasy4.25
1521Cave Dale and Winnats Pass from Castletoneasy4.50
3426Lose Hill & Hollins Cross from Castletoneasy/mod5.00
1113Ringing Roger & Grindslow Knoll from Edalemoderate5.50
1665Hollins Cross & Lose Hill from Castletoneasy/mod6.00
1087Mam Tor & Cave Dale from Castletonmoderate6.50
1489Blackden Brook, Kinder & Upper Ashopmoderate6.75
2522Rushup Edge & Edale from Mam Nickmoderate7.00
1368Mam Tor, Upper Booth & Rushup Edge from Mam Nickmoderate7.00
1159Grindsbrook & Edale Head from Edalemoderate7.50
1300Hope Cross & Ringing Roger from Edalemoderate8.00
2595Castleton Great Ridge from Edalemoderate8.50
3350Kinder Scout Summit from Edalemoderate8.50
1688Old Dam & Sparrowpit from Mam Nick moderate9.00
1295Ringing Roger & Edale Cross from Edalemoderate10.00
2378Rushup Edge & Mam Tor from Edalemoderate10.00
1264Rushup Edge & Crowden Tower from Edalemoderate10.00
2599Kinder Scout and Castleton Ridge from Hopemod/hard13.50
2615The Kinder Edges from Edalemod/hard18.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 20 from Edale when measured in a straight line.

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Walking in Derbyshire

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