GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Edale to Castleton Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This walk takes you between these two popular Peak District villages, passing through farmland and climbing to Hollins Cross on the Great Ridge. It's about a 3 mile walk with wonderful views over the Peak District Hills from the Great Ridge.
The walk starts at the National Park visitor centre in Edale, heading south, crossing the River Noe before climbing to Hollins Cross. You then descend to Dunscar farm before coming to Castleton where you can visit the splendid Peveril Castle. Here you can also try our Castleton Circular Walk and explore the Hope Valley.

Edale to Castleton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Edale to Castleton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Edale head to The Old Nags Head at Hope Vale, just to the north of the village (Postcode: S33 7ZD). This classic old pub dates back to 1577 and is located a short walk from Edale village, at the start of the Pennine Way.
In Castleton head to Ye Olde Nags Head on Cross St (Postcode: S33 8WH). Set in a 17th-century former coaching inn, this traditional village pub serves great food and has a good selection of ales. The pub is very walker friendly and has a a great atmosphere.


Hollins Cross - - 172627

Views across Hollins Cross towards Barker Bank and Lose hill in the distance.

The climb up to Hollins Cross - - 1700857

The climb up to Hollins Cross

Hollins Cross - - 537092

Hollins Cross Memorial to Tom Hyett, who from reading the inscription would appear to have been a keen walker.

Footpath from Hollins Cross - - 537179

Footpath from Hollins Cross. Looking down the east side of Mam Tor towards the Blue John Mines

Edale, the Old Nag’s Head - - 3497388

Edale, the Old Nag’s Head. A view of the historic pub where you can enjoy some refreshments.

Edale Mill (geograph 2366416)

View down to Edale Mill from the climb up to Hollins Cross.

Peakshole Water from Millbridge - - 1742833

Peakshole Water from Millbridge, Castleton.

Castleton - Ye Olde Nag's Head Hotel - - 942514


GPS Files

GPX File

Edale to Castleton.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Edale to Castleton.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)