Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

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

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

Things to see and do

Carpet of bluebells in Backside Wood, Edale Valley

Explore the beauty of bluebells in the Dark Peak 

The beauty of bluebells in all their glory never fails to delight us.

Dog walking on the Longshaw Estate, Peak District

Visiting the Dark Peak with your dog 

The Dark Peak is a great place to visit with your dog. Please keep wildlife and livestock safe from harm all year round.

A stonechat perches in bracken

Spring walking in the Dark Peak 

Spring is a great time of year to get out on the hills. Here's some useful walking advice if you're thinking of exploring the Dark Peak.

Mounatin hare in its winter coat

Moorland dwelling mountain hares 

Spending a great deal of his time in these moorlands, Area Ranger Steven Lindop, has developed a love of mountain hares. Best recognised by their shock of white fur in winter and associated with moonlight mythology, the fleeting sight of a mountain hare is a treasured treat when rambling over our precious moorlands.

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

What's on

Upcoming events

Reservoirs and Forests

Fri 26 Apr 2019
This Easter, join our guided walks leaders for a walk around the stunning Ladybower Reservoir and up onto the moors for a view across the atmospheric Kinder Scout.

Spirit of Kinder Rally - Walk

Sat 27 Apr 2019
Celebrate and share the story of countryside access by joining us on a walk into the Spirit of Kinder Rally in Winnats Pass.

Spirit of Kinder Rally

Sat 27 Apr 2019
Celebrate the story of countryside access at the Spirit of Kinder Rally in Winnats Pass.

Hollins Cross, Windy Knoll, Mam Tor

Fri 03 May 2019
Join our walk along an old coffin route, discover an ancient cave and descend the Shivering Mountain.

Moorland Meander - Derwent Dams

Fri 31 May 2019
An interesting and active walk that takes in some of the best valley and moorland walking in the Dark Peak.
Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

Our work

Heather cutting in the Peak District

Moorland mosaics and mechanical beasts 

As part of the MoorLIFE 2020 project, the Dark Peak Rangers have been asked to cut heather on the moors.

An archive image of the people marching in the 1932 Kinder Scout trespass overlaid onto a modern day image of the landscape

Kinder's spirit lives on in the Peak District 

People's Landscapes, an ambitious, multi-site project and art commission, is coming to the Dark Peak.

Impression of High Peak Moors Plan

High Peak Moors Vision and Plan 

What makes our High Peak moorland so special? Is it the spectacular scenery, the wildlife, the wide open space, or the fact that they are a life support system helping to clean our water and keep carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere? Find out more about why we are working so hard to protect these moors for the future.

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak


Black and white image of Kinder mass trespass

Milestone moments in Dark Peak's past 

Learn more about the people and events that have shaped Kinder, Edale and Dark Peak over the years.

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

Get involved

Getting involved

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

Places to stay

The surrounding area of Dalehead Bunkhouse, Derbyshire

Take a break in one of our bunkhouses 

Dalehead Bunkhouse sits in a beautiful location at the foot of the iconic Kinder Scout plateau, and close to the Iron Age Hill fort of Mam Tor, with a stream running right outside. Find out more...