Edale countryside and village
HOW TO GET THERE: Off A625 Castleton to Hope road.
MEET: Edale Car Park.
CAREFUL: It’s best to do this when it’s not muddy
REFRESHMENTS: Start in the village and there is a pub on the route
TIME: 2¼ HOURS
DISTANCE: 4 MILES
1:From Edale Car Park walk up the road into the village and, on reaching the Old Nag’s Head public house, turn left signed ‘Pennine Way and Upper Booth’.
2: Go through a swing gate up a tree-lined path before turning left at a signpost.
3: Angle to the right along a paved path across a ﬁeld to a stile and then follow a clear path across three stiled ﬁelds.
4: The path continues to the left of a short row of trees before another stile is crossed.
5: Keep to the left of a tall waymarked post, to follow the direction shown on the side of the post ‘PW….Jacobs Ladder.’
6: Go through a stile and walk down the hill through hillocks along a clear path descending through several stiles before going over a stile by a gate down a rough track leading to a lane.
7: At the junction with another lane turn left and left again within 20 yards, through a waymarked gate and cross the ﬁeld to go through a stile gate.
8: Follow a well-trodden path through a series of ﬁelds with the fence on your right. After leaving the fence, continue angling to the left diagonally across the next ﬁeld to join a farm track.
9: The track bends to the right over a rail-way bridge and then to the left through a farmyard, past a row of cottages and Edale Methodist Church.
10: On reaching a T-junction turn left, and within 80 yards left again at a footpath sign down a stony lane.
11: After re-crossing the railway line, turn right through a high gate stile, shortly to take the ‘Edale’ sign through a stile by a metal gate. Continue along the path through three short ﬁelds keeping close to the hedge on your right.
12: Cross the next ﬁeld angling to the left to go through a stile, over a footbridge, and across the farm drive in front of you to another stile on the left.
13: Go right aiming about 40 yards left of a gateway on the opposite side of the ﬁeld, to a footpath sign marked ‘Grindsbrook. ’Avoid the path on the right unless you want to go back to the station.
14: Continue through two gate stiles in quick succession and then keeping close to the fence on the right cross two ﬁelds and follow the waymarkers in the next ﬁeld to reach a farm track.
15: Go right down the track, coming out by the Old Nag’s Head pub, and after exploring the village for a while, turn right back down the road to the start of the walk.
Credit: Walking in Derbyshire