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Heather-clad moors of Kinder to the gritstone tors of Derwent Edge

The wild Pennine moorlands are of international importance for their populations of breeding birds and mosaic of habitats.

Sites of particular interest include Mam Tor, with spectacular views, landslip and prehistoric settlement, the famous Snake Pass and Alport Castles in Alport Valley. Kinder Scout, where the Mass Trespass of 1932 took place, is the highest point in the Peak District and is the location for a lot of our current conservation work in the Dark Peak.

The Trust also owns the Penny Pot Café, Dalehead Bunkhouse and several farms in the beautiful Edale Valley. Edale village marks the start of the National Trail, the Pennine Way, that crosses 3 National Parks.

Great British Walk

Celebrate the Great British Walk 2015 in partnership with Cotswold Outdoors. You'll find a range of routes to try on the link below, or from our walking page. If you're walking on Kinder the path around the edge of the plateau offers the safest route.

Refuelling stop

The Penny Pot Café is in Edale, right next to the station. Its a great place to start your day, stop for lunch or reward yourself after a day on the hills.

Rest your head

We run our own self-catering group accommodation at Dalehead Bunkhouse in the Edale Valley. Local campsites,a camping barn and bed and breakfast accommodation run by National Trust tenants are also popular.

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