GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Edale Walks - Near and Around

4 miles (6 km)

The village of Edale is a fantastic place for walkers wishing to explore this beautiful area of the DerbyshirePeak District. It is famously the start of the Pennine Way and is also regularly used as a base for climbing the wonderful Kinder Scout, the challenging stone steps of Jacob's Ladder and Kinder Downfall, the highest falls in the Peak District.
Just to the south of the village are two more popular climbs to Mam Tor and Winnats Pass.
The village is easy to reach by public transport with Edale train station accessible from both SheffieldandManchester Piccadilly. There's also a good sized car park in the centre. Facilities are good with campsites, hotels, pubs and cafes. There is also an excellent visitor centre which will provide a wealth of information on all the walks, accommodation and public transport for the area. It is located at Fieldhead, postcode S33 7ZA.
This easy circular walk explores the immediate area around the village, visiting the nearby hamlets of Upper Booth, Barber Booth and Ollerbrook Booth. It's a nice gentle walk to introduce you to the lovely Vale of Edale before you tackle the more challenging climbs mentioned above.
The walk starts in the village and then heads west along the first section of the Pennine Way to Upper Booth. Along the way there's great views up to Mam Tor, Kinder Scout and Rushup Edge.
The route then turns south east towards Barber Booth, passing close to the River Noe. You then head east back towards Edale with the option of visiting Ollerbrook Booth before finishing the walk.
At the end of your walk you can visit the 16th-century Old Nag's Head pub for refreshments.
To further extend your walking in the area, visit the nearby village of Castleton which is another great Peak District base for walkers. You can follow our Edale to Castleton Walk to reach the village.
Just a few miles to the east of Edale is the hugely popular Derwent Valley. Here you will find the wonderful Ladybower Reservoir and Derwent Reservoir. You can also enjoy exhilarating ridge walks to Derwent Edge and Bamford Edge.
You can use the google street view link below to explore the streets and pretty stone cottages of the village.


S33 7ZA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Edale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Edale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Edale

  • Castleton Circular Walk - This challenging circular walk explores the hills and countryside surrounding the Derbyshire village of Castleton
  • Winnats Pass - This challenging circular walk in the Peak District takes you through this spectacular hill pass
  • Kinder Scout - Explore the Kinder plateau on this exhilarating and challenging circular walk from the popular village of Edale
  • Pennine Way - This fabulous 268 mile path takes you through three of England's finest national parks
  • Mam Tor - This 517m (1,696ft) hill in the Peak District affords fabulous views over the surrounding area
  • Derwent Edge - Climb to this wonderfulMillstone Gritescarpment and enjoy fabulous views back down to the numerous beautiful reservoirs below
  • Ladybower Reservoir - Enjoy a lovely waterside walk along the western shore of this large reservoir in the Peak District
  • Derwent Reservoir - This is a moderate walk along Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs, with a short climb to the woodland, farmland and moorland above the water
  • Bamford Edge - Climb to Bamford Edge on this exhilarating walk in the Peak District
  • Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Lose Hill - Follow the Great Ridge from Mam Tor to Lose Hill on one of the most popular walks in the Peak District
  • Edale to Castleton - This walk takes you between two popular Peak District villages, passing through farmland and climbing to Hollins Cross on the Great Ridge
  • Mam Tor from Edale - This circular walk climbs to Mam Tor from the village of Edale in the Peak District National Park
  • Jacob's Ladder - A circular walk from Edale visiting Jacob's Ladder, Edale Cross, Mount Famine, Rushup Edge and Lord's Seat
  • Kinder Downfall - Climb to the tallestwaterfallin the Peak District on this circular walk from the Peak District village of Hayfield
  • Sett Valley Trail - This splendid cycling and walking trail runs through the beautiful Sett Valley in the Peak District


Head to The Old Nags Head at Hope Vale, just to the north of the village (Postcode: S33 7ZD) for some refreshments after your walks. This classic old pub dates back to 1577 and is located a short walk from Edale village, at the start of the Pennine Way.


Edale Church - - 5308

Looking north to Edale Church, in the Peak District National Park, with Kinder plateau in the background.

The Moorland Centre Edale - - 591534

The Moorland Centre. Replaces the National Park Information Centre and can be found by the side of Fieldhead Campsite (which is open all year round).

The Old Nag's Head, Edale - - 616481

The Old Nag's Head. This is the starting point of the Pennine Way.

Gibraltar Bridge, Edale - - 495431

Gibraltar Bridge. This bridge over Grindsbrook is part of an old packhorse route through the village.

Footbridge crossing the Grinds Brook - - 949777

Footbridge crossing the Grinds Brook

Crowden Brook at Upper Booth - - 1443794

Crowden Brook at Upper Booth


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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