Kinder Reservoir views on Peak District walk - Edale walk via Kinder Downfall

Views of Kinder Reservoir

Peak District - Edale via Jacobs Ladder Kinder Scout

Top of Jacob’s Ladder

Views from Kinder Plateau from Edale

Views from Kinder Scout

Edale information

How to get there?

Edale has a train station which has regular trains from both Sheffield and Manchester.

View the timetables here – National Rail Enquiries

Where to park?

There’s a medium-sized car park in Edale village, during peak times this can fill up quickly. During summer months there’s an overflow car park that’s opened at weekends.

Edale village car park, Edale, Hope Valley, S33 7ZQ (Google pin)

Parking costs (cash only)

  • 1 hour – £1.20
  • 2 hours – £2.00
  • 4 hours – £3.40
  • 10 hours – £5.20
  • 24 hours – £6.20

Toilet facilities

There are public toilets in the car park.

Where to eat and drink?

Edale has two lovely pubs in the village – The Ramblers Inn, next to the train station and car park and Nags Head further down the village at the start of the Pennine Way National Trail.

In addition, there’s the Pennypot Cafe next to the train station.

Accommodation options

Camping – Fieldhead Campsite next to the Peak District visitor centre

There are also a few Airbnb options in Edale

More Edale Airbnb options here.

Check out all the Airbnb accommodation options in the Peak District here.

walks from Edale

Edale short walks (up to 6 miles)

Edale Medium walks (7 to 12 miles)

Edale long walks (13-25 miles)

buy your walk maps here

The map for all the Edale walks is the OL1 Ordnance Survey map.

You can buy the map via Amazon (Standard version or Active map) or Ordnance Survey here. It’s always handy to have a paper map and compass alongside any Apps on your phone.

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