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Grindsbrook & Edale Head from Edale
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Nat Park - Peak District - Kinder Scout Edale

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 1520 feet / 461 metres

Time - 4 hours 0 minutes

Grade - moderate

Grindsbrook and Edale Head are two of the highlights of this Peak District walk from Edale. Superb walking high above Edale on the Kinder Scout Plateau provides excellent views over this part of Derbyshire. Choose a good day for this route as poor weather makes navigation tricky. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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