The Peak District village of Edale is located in the borough of High Peak, in the county of Derbyshire. The River Noe and Grinds Brook meander through the village, and there are lovely walks in the surrounding countryside. Edale Holiday cottages are popular among hikers tackling the Pennine Way, a 267-mile route which starts in the village and ends in Kirk Yetholm, passing through the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park along the way. There are a number of shorter trails to discover within a few miles of the village, including the plateau of Kinder Scout, which is the area’s highest point, providing breathtaking views across the region. Nearby, the Great Ridge runs between Rushup Edge, over Mam Tor, to Lose Hill, with several beautiful routes to explore.
Wandering into the village from your holiday cottage in Edale, you will notice a historic cotton mill, built in 1795, along with a number of cottages and a house called Skinner’s Hall, which were built for the mill workers. There are also two graceful churches – Trinity and Edale. The village has a station on the Manchester-to-Sheffield line, which is widely considered one of the country’s most spectacular railways. Right outside the station, the Penny Pot is a welcoming café serving good coffee and homemade cakes. Nearby, the Rambler Inn is a stone-built pub with good food and local ales. To the north of the village, Coopers Café is known for its cooked breakfasts, while the Old Nag’s Head is another historic pub which dates back to 1577 and marks the start of the Pennine Way.
Self-catering holidays in Edale would be incomplete without a trip to Moorlands Visitor Centre, which offers tips on how to make the most of the region. A boat trip through Speedwell Cavern is also highly recommended.