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Edale

Derbyshire


Slow Ways linking Edale and Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop, Hathersage, Hayfield, Tideswell, Upper Derwent Visitor Centre

England / Derbyshire / Edale

Edale’s six Slow Ways are 67% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 3/6
and surveyed: 2/6

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Walk to Edale from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Chapel-en-le-Frith—Edale
Chaeda one Survey me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 303m Descent 282m
Edale—Hathersage
Edahat one Enjoy me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 370m Descent 457m
Edale—Tideswell
Edatid one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 327m Descent 276m
Edale—Upper Derwent Visitor Centre
Edaupp one

Review me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 339m Descent 370m
Edale—Upper Derwent Visitor Centre
Edaupp two Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Glossop—Edale
Gloseda one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 784m Descent 700m
Hayfield—Edale
Hayeda one Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

68% of Edale’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

6/7

reviewed

3/7

surveyed

3/7

verified

11 people have contributed to Edale’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Edale

65km out of 82km have been walked and reviewed

183km of reviews have been shared in Edale

Latest Updates

Glossop—Edale

Hugh Hudson added Gloseda one, a new walk from Glossop to Edale

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From Edale station we go up a short distance on the road to the village then take the field path right, which has a stile and a squeeze stile early on. The path takes a sharp right turn, and the side path left could easily be missed as it is unsignposted and a little indistinct at first, so watch your navigation closely. Here I ignored warnings that the bridlepath was "closed on weekdays", and was able to pass the outdoor centre and reach the permissive path easily without any sign of forestry work....

Hugh Hudson

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It's a steep climb and at times has steps along the narrow path, signs state no cycles and I didn't meet any but riders do appear to treat any path as open to bikes. I'm soon at Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre where notices make clear where permissive paths are not. It's downhill from here along a track used by traffic to the centre so although it's subject to the closure it is open. I guess the closure was really the wooded section further north. At a crossing of paths I continue downwards and after passing another Outdoor centre at Hagg Farm the Snake Pass road is crossed, no issues using eyes and ears to reach the path opposite....

Ken

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A notice at the start of the walk records a public path closure with as usual 'No alternative route'. It's a steep climb and at times has steps along the narrow path, signs state no cycles and I didn't meet any but riders do appear to treat any path as open to bikes. The permissive path meets the closed bridleway further north than plotted and here there is the distant sound of forestry work, the reason for the closure, but turning south I have open fields to one side and I'm soon at Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre where notices make clear the plotted route is not a path. It's downhill from here along a track used by traffic to the centre so although it's subject to the closure it is open. It's now another climb to a point just north of Hope Cross then dropping again along a peaceful bridleway to Jaggers Clough, a ford here may offer a challenge after heavy rain....

Ken

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Edale—Upper Derwent Visitor Centre

Ken added Edaupp two, a new walk from Edale to Upper Derwent Visitor Centre

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Lynn Jackson took this photo on Edatid one

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Follow the wooden posts (photo 4, head right) to take you up to the Mam Nick road. At the top of Mam Nick, the route say follow the road, but on a busy day I would stay on the right hand side (as photo 5) to stay on the track and avoid the bends in the road....

Lynn Jackson

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Hayeda one

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Hayeda one

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The permissive route west from Edale station means that an easier route is available as far as Upper Booth, but that is the only thing on this one I might be tempted to change if I were designing it. Leaving Edale station, we follow / lead the crowds up into Edale then along the well signed Pennine Way route which climbs then descends into Upper Booth....

Hugh Hudson

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Edahat one

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Here we turn right then left past the ford and up the hill. Where the lane rejoins the road, the GPX suggests we turn right along a non-existent path along the right edge of the field. We turn left up Westfield Road then take the path right through the Roman fort site. We cross the main road and go left a few meters and take the signposted path right, which leads past a housing estate and past the cement works railway to head up Lose Hill (two thirds of the way up I finally emerged from the mist into sunshine with glorious cloud inversions). We take the contouring path left (a new experience for me, as I have always included the top of Lose Hill when using this path in the past), which leads through a small wood to rejoin the ridge path below Barker Bank, Here I lost concentration on navigation, and went off route, going straight down the far side below Back Tor....

Hugh Hudson

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Relatively easy to follow throughout, although worth noting that the route plotted through the woods from Lockerbrook (the last mile or so) has changed slightly and some of the paths have been rerouted....

Neil Stabbs

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Enjoyable as a group with a reasonable level of fitness, age and stamina....

Jenny Millsom

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Jenny Millsom took this photo on Edahat one

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Going east to west care is needed after Edale Cross to leave the bridleway onto the footpath....

Ken

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Walked from Chapel-en-le-Frith to Edale as part of the May 2022 Swarm. Straightforward way-finding on mostly well-marked paths, some really stunning views, both back towards Chapel-en-le-Frith and beyond as you get to Mag Low, and then over towards Kinder and Vale of Edale as you come down Chapel Gate. Fuel up at the Penny Pot Cafe while you wait for the train at Edale Station....

ecgbarrett

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Travelled by train to edale and returned via the station at chinley a further 2 mile walk, great station cafe at Edale....

philtooze

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There route is well signed between Edale and Barber Booth, and uses bridleway for much of the route....

Bshepherd

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If you have a decent pair of boots and you can manage a stiff climb, rough moorland paths and a fair few stiles this is well worth the effort - but it's not one to be taken lightly. Then it passes into farmland as the climb begins, and you cross a series of sheep fields using stiles - some of them are pretty high, and the gates are locked, so it was fine with a terrier but would be tricky with a larger dog....

Bryony

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Hayfield—Edale

Ken added Hayeda one, a new walk from Hayfield to Edale

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Edale

Julia Thompson surveyed Edale

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Nothing to add to previous detailed reviews other than to say it is a beautiful and varied walk. I also accessed it by train from Hathersage to Edale and walked back....

Sue Lindley

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We fully agree with the previous reviews description of the walk and have little to add. We have included a number of photos to illustrate the nature of the paths, terrain and obstacles, we counted over 50 stiles or gates. We travelled to Edale by train which takes about 10 min and goes usually on the hour....

philtooze

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Then there's a busy section along the 'Great Ridge' (Mam Tor - Hollins Cross - Lose Hill) before our route takes us contouring to the right of Lose Hill but still with great views southwards into the Hope Valley and across to Hope and Castleton. (If you decide to stay on the main ridge walk to Lose Hill, be aware this is one of the busiest routes in the Peak District and there are always lots of walkers here. There are spectacular 360-degree views from the top of Lose Hill though.) Then the route takes us down a mainly grassy path on a delightful route into Hope....

Alistair Griggs

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Chapel-en-le-Frith—Edale

Slow Ways added Chaeda one, a new walk from Chapel-en-le-Frith to Edale

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Edale—Hathersage

Slow Ways added Edahat one, a new walk from Edale to Hathersage

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Edale—Tideswell

Slow Ways added Edatid one, a new walk from Edale to Tideswell

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Edale—Upper Derwent Visitor Centre

Slow Ways added Edaupp one, a new walk from Edale to Upper Derwent Visitor Centre

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Edale, Wed 21 February

11°

Heavy rain

Edale’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK1225185321

Lat / Lon

53.36464° / -1.81736°

Easting / Northing

412,251E / 385,321N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Edale's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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