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Walking in the Peak District: Day one

Walking trail

Part one of this two-day walk explores the National Trust land around the edges of the moorland of Kinder Scout and the dramatic geological fault line that lies just to the south.

Enjoy views from the Peak District's highest point

The High Peak is the classic introduction to the northern uplands of England. This is where the Pennine Way begins and where a mountain chain that forms the backbone of England makes its way north, gasping its last as it falls over the border into Scotland. We’re assuming you’re comfortable with map reading and grid references, and can use a compass.

Standing rocks above deep valley, Peak District

Map

Map route for walking in the Peak District: Day one

Start:

Edale train station, grid ref: SK123853

1

From Edale Station head north towards Grinsbrook Clough and turn left, signposted for the Pennine Way and Upper Booth.

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2

Follow signposts for Jacobs Ladder. At Swines Back head north for 435yd (400m) to trig point at Kinder Low. Retrace steps to Swines Back and take clear path east along ridge.

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View of Edale from Edale Rocks at Kinder Scout in the Peak District, Derbyshire

3

After Crowden Tower path drops to ford and continues east. Then take left-hand path round back of Grindslow Knoll (SK104872) to crossroads of paths. Take steep path downhill into Grindsbrook Clough and Edale.

4

Take footpath behind cemetery (SK124857), cross bridge and turn immediately right to follow path under train bridge, across road to Peter Farm and Hollins Cross.

5

Take the path south-east down to Castleton via Hollowford Road.

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End:

Castleton, grid ref: SK149829

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Walking in the Peak District: Day one

Terrain

The ground ranges from easy strolling to steep ascents and descents, with some uneven paths. You'll be required to scramble between boulders at Grindsbrook Clough.

Dogs welcome under close control.

Please note: the map provided is intended as a rough guide, please take a map with you and wear sensible walking gear.

 

Walking in the Peak District: Day one

Contact us

Telephone: 01433 670368

Email: peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk

Walking in the Peak District: Day one

How to get here

Address
The High Peak, Peak District, Derbyshire
By train

Edale is on the train line between Sheffield and Manchester.

By road

Not available.

By bus

Service 260, Edale to Castleton. Regular buses serve Castleton from Sheffield, taking 55 minutes. See Traveline: 0871 200 2233.

Walking in the Peak District: Day one

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome under close control
  • Please note the map provided is intended as a rough guide, please take a map with you and wear sensible walking gear