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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Greater Manchester:The beautiful Dovestones

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You may recall that I wrote about Dovestone Reservoir earlier this year.

Since I didn’t have many pictures to offer in the other blog, I thought I’d share more pictures on how breathtakingly gorgeous this place is now that I’ve been on numerous occasions.

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I’m constantly in awe of this place because there are so many various circular pathways, and every time I come here, I discover something new.

One of the greatest attractions, the trinniacle (a stack of rock formations), has eluded me up until now; however, my sister and her husband recently found it, and my sister has promised to accompany me there, which I’m super excited about. Additionally, there are a few locations I have yet to visit that I have found on Instagram.

There are magical hidden waterfalls everywhere, and it’s like the gift that just keeps giving.

Also, I finally hiked right up to the top of Chew Valley. It was the first time on top, and I walked across the moorland there. The views of Dovestone Reservoir were stunning. 

If you want to learn more about the history of Dovestones, click here. Thinking about visiting? You can check out my last blog, where you can find details of how to get here.

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Natalie ❤️