This Peak District walk starts from Edale and explores Rushup Edge, Brown Knoll, Edale Cross, Crowden Tower and Grindslow Knoll. The route contains many of the key features of this dramatic part of the Derbyshire Peak district and should be saved for a fine day.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D)The start is the pay and display car park in Edale (Grid ref 124853). Exit to the south and follow the road west towards Barber Booth. Turn left down the first track passing Hardenclough Farm and Greenlands. Continue on the waymarked route to reach the road at Mam Nick (Grid ref. 125836).
(1)At the col turn right up a clear path that heads west along Rushup Edge. Stay on the north side of the wall to enjoy the best views soon reaching the highest point of Lord's Seat. Descend gently to reach a path junction (Grid ref. 099829) where you turn north. After approximately 200 metres leave the main path to continue across open moorland to Brown Knoll. In places this path suffers from being wet underfoot but is well defined for most of the way.
(2)Reaching Brown Knoll descend northwest to a wall. Turn right along the wall following a clear path to reach the Col above Jacob's Ladder without any further problems. Continue straight ahead with the head of Edale to your right. The path stays almost level keeping below Edale Rocks as it passes the Noe Stool, Pym Chair, the Woolpacks and Crowden Tower to reach the head of Crowden Clough (Grid ref. 095872).
(3)Ignore the path descending into the clough opting to continue ahead across a bluff of moorland to reach the edge above Grindsbrook Clough (Grid ref. 104872). Turn right along the edge path, which leads you to Grindslow Knoll. From here descend south-east on the path descending to join the Pennine Way for the final stretch into Grindsbrook Booth. Turn right down the lane and within a few minutes you are back at the start.(A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Edale car park
1 : mi 1.31 - alt. mi 1.31 - Turn west along west along Rushup Edge
2 : mi 4.88 - alt. mi 4.88 - Descend northwest from Brown Knoll
3 : mi 6.98 - alt. mi 6.98 - Continue ahead at Crowden Clough
D/A : mi 9.64 - alt. mi 9.64 - Edale car park
Edale is one of the finest of the Peak District valleys bounded to the north by Kinder Scout and to the south by the Castleton Ridge and Rushup Edge. This walk uses the high ground at the head of Edale to enjoy the views and moorland. This walk is also suitable for those without their own transport in which case trains to and from Edale are the best option.
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Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4.00/4
Routemap quality : 4.00/4
Walk interest : 3.50/4
Global average : 3.83/4
Date of walk : 31/05/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good
An enjoyable walk; directions were fairly easy to follow. It is strenuous however and I wouldn't advise a novice walker to attempt it, although saying that there are a couple of places where you can take a shortcut back to the starting point. To make the most of some brilliant views you do need good weather.
Date of walk : 08/05/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good
Excellent walk, easy to navigate (if you know the landmarks) path up to Brown Knoll is now paved so route would be so much easier in wet weather. a great way to enjoy the wonderful views of Edale
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