Across the Divide - Hope to Edale

Submitted by GaryShipp on 26 June 2010
OS Explorer Map: OL1 - The Peak District
(13 votes)
A linear, stroll-(1-2-hours) low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in national park Peak District (England) starting at Hope Valley, Derbyshire, about 9km (roughly 5.6 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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This short walk traverses border land between the limestone dales of the White Peak and the rocky edges and pit hags of the Dark Peak. A short up and down route, the hard work of the ascent is rewarded with fine 360 degree views.
Start: Hope Valley, OS Grid: SK181832
End: Edale, OS Grid: SK123853
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 366m (1202ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 658m (2160ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 292m (958ft)
Max. Elevation: 460m (1509ft)

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OS Grid: SK180832
Start of the walk
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 1 OS Grid: SK181839
Take the footpath from the station to the small hamlet of Aston.
About 0.3 km (roughly 0.2 miles) from 2 OS Grid: SK179837
Turn right off the road towards Farfield Farm.
About 0.6 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 3 OS Grid: SK174839
Cross the railway line.
About 0.2 km (roughly 0.2 miles) from 4 OS Grid: SK171839
Head straight over the road and up th track and then turn right.
About 0.3 km (roughly 0.2 miles) from 5 OS Grid: SK168840
Taking note to observe the maximum carrying capcity of the structure . . . !
About 0.5 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 6 OS Grid: SK164842
Take the right hand fork, heading past Lose Hill Farm to Losw Hill.
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 7 OS Grid: SK158846
Go round the farm, taking care to close all gates.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 8 OS Grid: SK153853
Your first site of Edale Valley, with the dark broading High Peak behind.
About 0.9 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 9 OS Grid: SK145849
A great picnic spot as it is possible to find shelter from most wind directions in some little nook. To the south you will see the remains of Peveril Castle, mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
About 1.1 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 10 OS Grid: SK135845
Unfortunately the cross no longer exists, but it marks the lowest point in the ridge between the valley of Castleton and Edale. This well troden path has been used for centuries.
About 1.1 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 11 OS Grid: SK125844
Find the road heading downhill.
About 1 km (roughly 0.6 miles) from 12 OS Grid: SK122853
The end of the walk. The Rambler Pub next door offers warmth and refreshments should you need either. If you have time or inclination, 1km further along is Grindsbrook Booth where the smore characterful Old Nags Head will do similar.
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