Walk this way

Edale countryside and village

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 27th October 2013, 5:00 am
From the top of Jacob's Ladder Edale is hidden by the early morning mist
From the top of Jacob's Ladder Edale is hidden by the early morning mist

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

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REFRESHMENTS: Start in the village and there is a pub on the route







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.