Peak District: Edale Village

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Edale is a little village in Derbyshire, in the Peak District, or, to be more accurate, part of a small group of settlements or hamlets, and has a population of just 353, according to the 2011 Census.

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The village has two popular pubs, a cafe, a local shop and post office, a school, a church, and a railway station that is on the route of one of England’s most scenic train routes.

Despite its seemingly remote location, the village is a very popular place where walkers and hikers camp and pass through to explore the picturesque village and the surrounding countryside.

Hiking in Grindsbrook, Edale

When I first visited this place, I had intended to go Mam Tor, but I was unable to find it due to poor planning and lack of a GPS, so I decided to turn around and walk in the opposite direction to see where I ended up.

I recall walking as far up the footpath as I could and seeing a sign that said “Grindsbrook. I followed the sign and went through Grindsbrook Clough and headed straight up toward the mountains, through the gate, and followed the footpath.

I arrive at the first vantage point with views overlooking the beautiful Edale and further afield.

The more I walked along the footpath, the better the views got. I just knew that this was going to be another place I was going to want to explore further.

The views were amazing. It was such a beautiful day, and there weren’t that many people around on this randomly scheduled Tuesday walk. I felt like for the most part I had the whole place to myself.

I’d say despite my clumsy planning, it was quite a successful first hike in this part of the Peak District.

I returned to Edale the following week in search of Mam Tor; I didn’t find it, but I did end up on another beautiful trail, which I’ll tell you about in my next and upcoming blog.

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23 thoughts on “Peak District: Edale Village

    • Thank you, I’m glad you think so too. It’s such a beautiful place, I can’t believe I had never discovered it before now. 😍


  1. Wow! The gradient of different greenery in the sectioning of the landscape makes for a stunning backdrop! Hiking around this part of the Peak District is nothing short of wonder!


  2. Lovely countryside. We didn’t get to do a lot of hiking in the Peak District while we were in England, but hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to rectify that some day. Sometimes, the best adventures and views come from the routes that we take unexpectedly. This looks like a beautiful hike that you didn’t have to share with anyone else.


    • Thank you, Leighton. Hopefully, you’ll be able to visit here soon. There is so much to see in the Peak District; I didn’t realise just how much the region covers. Hopefully, I’ll be able to learn and share more, and you’re right: Those unexpected adventures can sometimes turn out for the best.

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    • It sure is! I can’t believe I’ve only just discovered it. There are so many great hiking places in and not too far from Manchester; I’m looking forward to discovering more. Thank you for visiting.


    • Ahh really! Aww your so lucky living near such beauty. I would live to dobsome hiking trails near Sheffield I’ve heard there are so many hiking trails.

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