The area around Edale. Location map
 
  Picture looking towards Edale Head at the Southern edge of the High Peak, Derbyshire Peak District   Walking towards Edale Head at the southern edge of the High Peak. This area is on the gritstone moors (Dark Peak) but very near the boundary with the limestone (White Peak).

Edale is at the start of the Pennine Way footpath, 268 miles long, which extends from here, through Yorkshire, and ends just over the Scottish border.

This path starts near Upper Booth and is an alternative route for the Pennine Way up Kinder Scout.

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  Picture near Edale Head showing an old medieval packhorse way   Near Edale Head, looking east towards Edale village.

The obvious track is an old medieval packhorse way and where the track disappears off the very bottom edge of the picture a small part of the sidewalls of the old packhorse bridge is just visible.

 

 

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  Picture near Edale showing the path up to Grindsbrook Clough   Near Edale looking along the path up to Grindsbrook Clough.

This path starts in Edale and is part of the Pennine Way which goes across Kinder Scout; a vast moorland plateau just over 2000 feet high.

 

 

 

Photograph: Graham Jackman

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  Picture near Edale showing the southern edge of Kinder Scout   Near Edale showing the southern edge of the Kinder Scout plateau.

 

 

 

Photograph: Graham Jackman

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