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

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.

Mist on Mam Tor

Walks to try in the Dark Peak 

Download one of our popular walks, recommended by the rangers.

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

What's on

Upcoming events

Edale Family Walk

Fri 22 Feb 2019
11:00-13:30
A half term walk for all the family.

Edale Figure of Eight Walk

Fri 01 Mar 2019
11:00-13:30
Come and enjoy the early signs of spring in the Dark Peak.

Mam Tor and Rushup Edge

Fri 05 Apr 2019
11:00-13:30
Dramatic and extensive views from this famous Peak District ridge.

Spirit of Kinder

Sat 27 Apr 2019
14:00-16:00
Celebrate and share the story of countryside access at the Spirit of Kinder rally.
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

Eating and shopping

Soup and toastie in Penny Pot cafe

Pop into our Penny Pot Café 

Rest your legs and indulge in comfort food at the Penny Pot cafe in Edale.

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

History

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...