Evening walk from Edale
(main car park) - starting 7.30 pm.
- starting 7.30 pm.
Here are details of the proposed route and a map. The walk should take about 3 hours, but it can be cut to 2 hours very easily if that is the consensus. Call us on 07968 122170 if you are coming but running late.
Martin and Sue
1 -> 1
1 (SK 124 853) Start at Edale pay and display Car Park.
1 -> 1 (10.58 Km) Walk up road to Edale and turn right down track after Fieldhead Information Centre. Through farm yard and straight on to next farm (Cotefield). Leave track to continue ahead on field path. Bear right to cross a low bridge then a stile; here turn left up side of field and bear right along path round top side of semi-wooded area.
Go in front of the YH buildings before curving left around the far end. Cross a stile and ascend beside a stream. Continue up the clough until the path is deflected left by a branch of the valley. Cross stream and continue climbing in same direction as used coming up the clough. Keep to the left of the stream bed. Just before the top of the moor, turn left along a wide path.
Continue along the moorland edge. Ignore paths to the left. When reaching an eroded piece of stony, peaty ground bear off slightly to the right to cross it. At the other side continue along the obvious path along the moorland edge. (Unless deciding to shorten the walk by descending left down Golden Clough to Edale.) Follow for 1.5 miles to the head of Grindsbrook, the deep valley on the left.
Here the path curves right, until it reaches a crossing point over the stream bed on the left. On the other side turn left along the path above the deep rocky gully. At the next deep gully curve around the top and continue on the path with Grindsbrook still down to the left.
Continue along the edge of the moor, passing over the hump of Grindslow Knoll before beginning the long descent to Edale. On reaching the village - via the Nags Head - turn right down the road to the start.