There are reasons why Edale is the most popular setting-out place in the country for walkers. It is close to large cities, yet it feels remote and unspoilt, and is surrounded by majestic countryside. Edale is accessible by regular train services from Sheffield and Manchester and sits at the south end of the Pennine Way.
Start your pilgrimage in the lovely church in the centre of the village. It was the third on this site and was consecrated by the Bishop of Southwell in 1886.
Leave the village and head south via The Great Ridge for the amazing views from the summit of Mam Tor before heading downhill along ancient packhorse routes to the village of Castleton