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Edale


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Edale is the name given both to the valley between Mam Tor, Lose Hill and Kinder Scout and to its main settlement. As well as the main village there are several small farming hamlets strung out along the valley - Barber Booth, Ollerbrook Booth and Nether Booth.

Old Nags Head, Edale
Old Nags Head, Edale
There are three main reasons for the popularity of Edale as a centre for walkers and hikers. First, it lies in a beautiful setting below Kinder Scout. Second, it is the start of the Pennine Way, England's first and most famous long-distance footpath; and third, it is served by the railway - a factor which may be less important than it used to be but which played its part in making Edale accessible to the hard-working folk in Manchester and Sheffield.

View of Edale Village
View of Edale Village
The main village is pretty and lies on a side road off the main road along the valley. There is a large car-park at the road junction and the railway station is just nearby. Just above it is The Rambler, the first of two pubs. The road into the village proper continues past Fieldhead, the Peak National Park's information centre and camp site, past the church and on to end at a small square outside the school and a second pub the Old Nag's Head. This is usually accepted as the start of the Pennine Way. Just opposite lies the Post Office and general store and Cooper's Farm camp site - an alternative to the National Park site.

At the head of the valley, in Barber Booth, it is often possible to obtain teas at weekends and there are several campsites between here and Edale village. Further down the valley, horse rides are available at Lady Booth Farm in Nether Booth. There is a Youth Hostel high on the the side of Kinder at Rowland Cote, above Nether Booth.

Mine workings outside the Odin Mine Castleton
0 - Mine workings outside the Odin Mine Castleton
Mam Tor Iron Age ramparts and the view across Edale
1 - Mam Tor Iron Age ramparts and the view across Edale
Mam Tor summit with Kinder Scout behind
2 - Mam Tor summit with Kinder Scout behind
Mam Tor summit looking down to Lose Hill
3 - Mam Tor summit looking down to Lose Hill
Back Tor
4 - Back Tor
Kinder Scout - Mushroom stone at the head of Grindsbrook
5 - Kinder Scout - Mushroom stone at the head of Grindsbrook
Kinder Scout - Grindsbrook view
6 - Kinder Scout - Grindsbrook view
Mam Tor view in temperature inversion
7 - Mam Tor view in temperature inversion
Kinder Scout - Grindsbrook
8 - Kinder Scout - Grindsbrook
Ashop Valley
9 - Ashop Valley
Edale Valley from Grindslow
10 - Edale Valley from Grindslow
Edale - Old Nags Head Inn, start of the Pennine Way
11 - Edale - Old Nags Head Inn, start of the Pennine Way
Edale - view of Nether Tor and Ringing Roger
12 - Edale - view of Nether Tor and Ringing Roger
Edale Village
13 - Edale Village
Edale Walkers
14 - Edale Walkers
Edale Valley view of Lose Hill and Back Tor
15 - Edale Valley view of Lose Hill and Back Tor
Mountain bikers near Lord's Seat
16 - Mountain bikers near Lord's Seat
Hang glider waiting to take off above Winnats Pass
17 - Hang glider waiting to take off above Winnats Pass
Paragliders above Hope Valley
18 - Paragliders above Hope Valley
Hangglider taking off from Mam Tor
19 - Hangglider taking off from Mam Tor
Hangglider near Mam Tor
20 - Hangglider near Mam Tor
Hangglider near Mam Tor
21 - Hangglider near Mam Tor
Hollins Cross and Lose Hill frombelow Mam Tor
22 - Hollins Cross and Lose Hill frombelow Mam Tor
Winnats Pass from Mam Tor
23 - Winnats Pass from Mam Tor
Mam Tor view to Lose Hill
24 - Mam Tor view to Lose Hill

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