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Walking Bleaklow from Old Glossop ( Download : )
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Bleaklow from Old Glossop
distance 8.53mi Vertical gain +1503ft Vertical drop -1499ft Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Derbyshire

Bleaklow and Higher Shelf Stones feature in this Peak District walk from Old Glossop. Other highlights include the Wain Stones, Yellow Stacks and Doctor's Gate. This moorland can be wild and desolate in bad weather so save this walk for a dry day with good visibility.

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distance 4.43mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1073ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A rewarding half day route onto Bleaklow that provides a taste of its wild beauty.

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distance 7.08mi Vertical gain +1378ft Vertical drop -1371ft Durée 4h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

Bleaklow Head from Longendale is a Peak District walk on the wild side. Using rarely walked parts of the Bleaklow moors. This moorland and edge walk takes you to the high land of Bleaklow in the northern sector of the Peak District National Park. It is best undertaken in fine weather preferably after a dry spell. With poor visibility always a potential hazard, map reading skills and the ability to use a compass are advantageous.

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distance 6.58mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1056ft Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the often rugged countryside on the eastern flank of Cown Edge. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes. In places careful navigation is essential.

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distance 8.44mi Vertical gain +1296ft Vertical drop -1286ft Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk on the quieter side of Kinder Scout provides the basis for a great day outdoors.The outward route takes you onto the plateau crossing wild moorland. Once Kinder Downfall is reached you can enjoy a downhill walk in some of the best scenry in this part of the National Park.

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distance 9.66mi Vertical gain +1168ft Vertical drop -1138ft Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

Bleaklow offers some excellent walks and this Peak District route used minor paths to explore Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow and Grains in the Water.

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distance 6.24mi Vertical gain +919ft Vertical drop -919ft Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This area sees few walkers yet there is much of interest and grand views.

Walking Ladyclough Woods ( Download : )
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distance 2.04mi Vertical gain +282ft Vertical drop -279ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

Riverside and forest walking with no major hills to climb.

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distance 7.93mi Vertical gain +1115ft Vertical drop -1132ft Durée 4h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

Two valleys, one quiet and remote, the second intimate and pretty, linked by a dramatic gritstone edge walk.

Walking Fairbrook Clough ( Download : )
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distance 4.55mi Vertical gain +1086ft Vertical drop -1073ft Durée 3h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

An energetic climb is rewarded by stunning views over the Snake Pass from the northern edge of Kinder Scout.

Walking Cown Edge from Broadbottom ( Download : )
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distance 7.25mi Vertical gain +988ft Vertical drop -1007ft Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This Peak District walk follows a circuit that inclues Cown Edge, which offers some fine views towards Manchester. The route is easy to follow and includes a substantial section of the Cown Edge Way.

Walking Harrop Edge ( Download : )
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distance 1.45mi Vertical gain +223ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

An easy stroll round a nearby hill, with wide views over Manchester and the Dark Peak.

Walking Rowarth Brook ( Download : )
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distance 1.22mi Vertical gain +164ft Vertical drop -164ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

An easy stroll along a pretty stream valley known locally as Little Switzerland.

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distance 7.47mi Vertical gain +1027ft Vertical drop -997ft Durée 4h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A walk including three gritstone edges, all with fabulous views: Coombes Rocks overlook the village of Charlesworth; Cown Edge is a partly quarried edge with views to Kinder Scout, and Lantern Pike
is a well-known local summit.

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distance 3.59mi Vertical gain +479ft Vertical drop -479ft Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A breezy walk to an ancient monument, with wide views over Manchester and the Cheshire Plain.

Walking Lantern Pike, Rowarth ( Download : )
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distance 4.92mi Vertical gain +728ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A fairly gradual ascent to a heathery hilltop and viewpoint, with a steep descent and a return through farmland.

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distance 17.96mi Vertical gain +2320ft Vertical drop -2310ft Durée 1 hr Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A demanding route for mountain bikers, much of it off-road on a variety of challenging surfaces.

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distance 10.58mi Vertical gain +1335ft Vertical drop -1306ft Durée 6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A varied all-day hike with close-up views of Kinder Scout. Several moderate climbs and descents.

Walking Wild Bank Hill ( Download : )
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distance 3.45mi Vertical gain +531ft Vertical drop -538ft Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A taste of heather moorland as you climb to the local trig-point, with wide views over Manchester.

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distance 6.59mi Vertical gain +925ft Vertical drop -928ft Durée 3h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A longer walk featuring a scenic valley and a stiff climb to a fine moorland viewpoint.

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Rowarth river & moorland loop
distance 3.2mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -390ft Durée 1h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Start and finish at The Little Mill Inn, walk beside Rowarth Brook up the wooded valley (known as Little Switzerland to the locals) and then head uphill to the moors above Rowarth for amazing views of The Peak District, Kinder Scout and the Cheshire plain.

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distance 8.45mi Vertical gain +1480ft Vertical drop -1473ft Durée 5h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Kinder Low and Mount Famine are combined in this Peak District walk from Hayfield. This circuit on the western edges of the Kinder Scout plateau concentrates on these interesting outliers, which despite their modest height, offer good views and pleasant walking.

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Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
distance 8.41mi Vertical gain +1565ft Vertical drop -1526ft Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Starting from Hayfield, Derbyshire, this Peak District walk visits Kinder Downfall. Starting from the point where the Mass Trespass began, the route uses William Clough to reach the plateau. Descent is via Kinder Low and Edale Cross back to the start.

Walking Mount Famine ( Download : )
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distance 4.72mi Vertical gain +866ft Vertical drop -866ft Durée 2h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A fine gritstone edge, with views to Kinder Scout.

Walking Kinder Reservoir circuit ( Download : )
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distance 6mi Vertical gain +781ft Vertical drop -755ft Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A scenic and relatively low-level walk below the gritstone edge of Kinder Scout, using permitted paths and rights-of-way to circumnavigate Kinder Reservoir.

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distance 8.22mi Vertical gain +1680ft Vertical drop -1657ft Durée 5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A classic gritstone hike, climbing to the Kinder plateau and Derbyshire’s tallest waterfall.

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distance 3.66mi Vertical gain +554ft Vertical drop -551ft Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Wide views, heather moorland, and the pretty hamlet of Little Hayfield.

Walking Kinder Downfall round ( Download : )
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distance 9.22mi Vertical gain +1693ft Vertical drop -1670ft Durée 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A classic Dark Peak circuit featuring Derbyshire’s highest waterfall and a section of the Pennine Way.

Walking Hayfield village ( Download : )
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distance 1.09mi Vertical gain +52ft Vertical drop -52ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

An easy stroll around the pretty village of Hayfield.

Walking Bowden Bridge & Peep-o-Day ( Download : )
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distance 4.49mi Vertical gain +597ft Vertical drop -594ft Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A brisk river and hillside walk with good views passing via Mount Famine ridge.

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distance 7.43mi Vertical gain +1434ft Vertical drop -1417ft Durée 4h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A circular walk exploring the Kinder Scout plateau via Kinder Reservoir.

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distance 2.97mi Vertical gain +466ft Vertical drop -466ft Durée 1h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A circular walk along the river via Kinder Reservoir and the Snake Path.

Walking Kinder Reservoir circuit ( Download : )
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distance 5.09mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -463ft Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A circular walk along the river and the Kinder Reservoir.

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distance 2.05mi Vertical gain +79ft Vertical drop -79ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

An easy circular walk along the River Sett via Hill Houses and Booth Farm.

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distance 7.78mi Vertical gain +1184ft Vertical drop -1184ft Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

The village of Hayfield lies to the west of the highest land in the Peak District Park and this walk which lies wholly within Derbyshire offers some excellent walking. The outward route over Mount Famine offers good views and once Edale Cross is reached you are on the high moors. The return to Hayfield is full of interest too.

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distance 3.76mi Vertical gain +600ft Vertical drop -617ft Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A gentle walk from Hayfield going through Birch Vale Reservoir and Lantern Pike.

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distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +1178ft Vertical drop -1191ft Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk comes with a warning as it's not suitable for those who don't like scrambling along the side of vertical banks or who are not happy crossing streams. It is undoubtedly easier to do the walk by going up Blackden Brook - rather than coming down it - and it is easier in good, dry weather. The reward is some great views!

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distance 5.97mi Vertical gain +482ft Vertical drop -479ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Experience the dramatic Torrs gorge, a section of the Peak Forest Canal, and wide views over the Sett valley.

Walking Kinder Scout, Derbyshire ( Download : )
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distance 11.23mi Vertical gain +1726ft Vertical drop -1726ft Durée 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Take a classic gritstone hike to Derbyshire’s highest hill and tallest waterfall, plus pretty Hayfield village.

Walking Lantern Pike, short walk ( Download : )
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distance 3.31mi Vertical gain +653ft Vertical drop -643ft Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Climb to our local hilltop with splendid views over Hayfield village to Kinder Scout.

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distance 5.01mi Vertical gain +735ft Vertical drop -712ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Superb views, bird-rich lakes, historic buildings and a bracing climb to a hilltop cross amid gritstone quarries.

Walking Mellor stroll ( Download : )
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distance 2.01mi Vertical gain +230ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.

Walking Brook Bottom and Mill Brow ( Download : )
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distance 3.94mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -400ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Fine views, attractive stone-built hamlets and a pleasant stream-side interlude.

Walking Brook Bottom and Mill Brow ( Download : )
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distance 3.89mi Vertical gain +413ft Vertical drop -413ft Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Fine views, attractive stone-built hamlets and a pleasant stream-side interlude.

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distance 5.08mi Vertical gain +787ft Vertical drop -764ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Superb views, bird-rich lakes, historic buildings and a bracing climb to a hilltop cross amid gritstone quarries.

Walking Mellor stroll ( Download : )
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distance 2.01mi Vertical gain +230ft Vertical drop -236ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.

Walking Saddleworth Edges ( Download : )
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Saddleworth Edges
distance 9.28mi Vertical gain +1191ft Vertical drop -1161ft Durée 5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

Absolute belter of a walk around 3 reservoirs with views from the top of Saddleworth moor, climbing down a cascading waterfall, all utterly stunning.

Walking New Mills & Strines ( Download : )
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distance 6.61mi Vertical gain +669ft Vertical drop -673ft Durée 3h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Stroll down into New Mills via pretty Whitle, cross the spectacular Millennium Walkway, then climb to the Peak Forest Canal, before descending to cross the Goyt and then climbing back to the Pack Horse via Brook Bottom, another attractive hamlet.

Mountain biking Roman Bridge ( Download : )
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distance 5.94mi Vertical gain +912ft Vertical drop -925ft Durée 2 hr Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A scenic hike (also suitable for mountain bikes) along ancient trackways to a packhorse bridge over the River Goyt.

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distance 4.47mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -430ft Durée 2h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A moderate stroll down into New Mills, returning via the spectacular Millennium Walkway and a pretty riverside park.

Walking Lantern Pike, Birch Vale ( Download : )
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distance 6.21mi Vertical gain +892ft Vertical drop -915ft Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A rewarding walk to a fine local viewpoint, returning via the Sett Valley Trail, a disused railway line.

Walking Whitle ( Download : )
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distance 1.65mi Vertical gain +217ft Vertical drop -220ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

An easy stroll, featuring fine views up the Sett valley to Kinder Scout, and a pretty hamlet of old cottages and farmhouses.

Walking Cobden Edge ( Download : )
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distance 3.42mi Vertical gain +489ft Vertical drop -495ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A scenic walk over the hill behind the Pack Horse, featuring wide westward views over Manchester and the Cheshire Plain.

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distance 6mi Vertical gain +810ft Vertical drop -827ft Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A pleasant stroll with views to the River Goyt and the beauty spot of Roman Lakes.

Walking Mellor Cross ( Download : )
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distance 2.08mi Vertical gain +295ft Vertical drop -272ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Field paths and green lanes to a local landmark and viewpoint.

Walking Brook Bottom & Whitle ( Download : )
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distance 3.3mi Vertical gain +417ft Vertical drop -410ft Durée 1h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A route featuring Mellor Cross, passing through two attractive stone-built hamlets.

Walking Mam Tor and Castleton ( Download : )
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distance 6.59mi Vertical gain +1585ft Vertical drop -1558ft Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

Geological curiosities abound on this classic walk on the junction between gritstone and limestone.

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distance 14.36mi Vertical gain +2562ft Vertical drop -2552ft Durée 8h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

A demanding but spectacular moorland crossing of Derbyshire’s highest hill to visit an iconic coaching inn.

Walking Upper and Barber Booth ( Download : )
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distance 4.28mi Vertical gain +476ft Vertical drop -459ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

Sample the opening of the Pennine Way and explore three of the Vale of Edale’s pretty hamlets.

Walking Barber Booth Circular ( Download : )
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Barber Booth Circular
distance 3.3mi Vertical gain +374ft Vertical drop -371ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

Circular route starting from Barber Booth via section of Pennine Way Grindsbrook and Edale.

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Hope Cross & Ringing Roger from Edale
distance 7.5mi Vertical gain +1424ft Vertical drop -1404ft Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the eastern end of the Kinder plateau. Starting from Edale the route follows the slopes of Kinder to reach Hope Cross. From here the walk continues to gain height and follows a high level route for the return via Ringing Roger to Edale.

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distance 7.81mi Vertical gain +1503ft Vertical drop -1506ft Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

Grindsbrook and Edale Head are two of the highlights of this Peak District walk from Edale. Superb walking high above Edale on the Kinder Scout Plateau provides excellent views over this part of Derbyshire. Choose a good day for this route as poor weather makes navigation tricky.

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distance 9.64mi Vertical gain +1683ft Vertical drop -1686ft Durée 5h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts from Edale and explores Rushup Edge, Brown Knoll, Edale Cross, Crowden Tower and Grindslow Knoll. The route contains many of the key features of this dramatic part of the Derbyshire Peak district and should be saved for a fine day.

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distance 9.16mi Vertical gain +1719ft Vertical drop -1719ft Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts from Edale village and climbs onto Kinder Scout via Ringing Roger. The route provides rough moorland walking on relatively quiet paths and includes Upper Grindsbrook, Crowden Brook and Edale Cross before descending Jacob's Ladder on the return to Edale.

Walking The Great Ridge from Edale ( Download : )
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distance 8.55mi Vertical gain +1519ft Vertical drop -1545ft Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

This ridge walk is a very popular excursion mainly because of the excellent views.

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distance 9.77mi Vertical gain +1480ft Vertical drop -1158ft Durée 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A linear walk onto the Kinder Scout plateau using the train for the return.

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distance 8.89mi Vertical gain +1135ft Vertical drop -1161ft Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Holme Valley - West Yorkshire

The South Pennines are part of the Peak District National Park and this walk explores the moors to the west of Holme. The route uses well trodden paths and tracks and offers some fine views during the course of the walk.