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The village centre

Edale is in Derbyshire. Edale is the name of the valley of the River Noe and the name used by most people for Grindsbrook Booth, the settlement where the only train station in the valley is located. It is the southern terminus of the Pennine Way, a 268-mile long-distance walk to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. Its railway station provides a quick and direct public-transport route to the heart of the Dark Peak countryside from Manchester or Sheffield.

Get in[edit]

By hourly Northern Trains service on the Hope Valley Line from Manchester Piccadilly (c.42 min) or Sheffield (c.33 min).

Get around[edit]

  • Train along the valley to Hope or Hathersage or Chinley
  • Walk or bus to Castleton or other nearby Peak District villages and towns



Pitch a tent (campsite in the village centre) before you walk the hills:

Have an evening in the pubs after you have walked the hills.


Toasted teacakes and other light snack in the two cafes and bar meals in the two pubs.



B&B in cottages or pubs as well as a few campsites

Camping at the Moorland Centre
  • 1 Edale Youth Hostel, Rowland Cote, Nether Booth (1 mile east of Grindsbrook Booth). The YHA youth hostel is a particularly large establishment, offering a range of services. Advance booking during school holidays and weekends is advisable. From £10 pppn.
  • 2 Fieldhead Campsite, +44 1433 670386. £5–£6.50 adult.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Edale
START  S PennineWayRouteImage.svg N  Crowden-in-Longdendale (16 mi) → Kirk Yetholm

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