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Marsden to Edale challenge

Nat Park - Peak District - Bleaklow Longendale

Region - South Pennines

County/Area - West Yorkshire & Derbyshire

Author - Jake Robertson

Length - 22.0 miles / 35.8 km

Ascent - 5400 feet / 1636 metres

Grade - very hard

Start - OS grid reference SE047118
Lat 53.602744 // Long -1.930448
Postcode HD7 6AX (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

The Marsden to Edale is a classic Peak District challenge walk, 22 miles over the high bleak moorland of Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinder Scout with only three road crossings. The choice of route is huge and it doesn't particularly matter whether you start at either Marsden or Edale as both have their own slight advantages, though you'll most likely be dictated to by the train times. For the sake of tradition I've described it north to south. Save this for good weather and allow a full day, it's a magnificent and rewarding walk.

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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