Edale (the start of the Pennine Way) is in the heart of the Peak District National Park and there are numerous and varied walks from the door including walking on Kinder Scout. The location is ideal for family and friends to see the abundance of wildlife on offer or just enjoy the peace, the quiet and the excellent views
Edale village is only ten minutes walk across the fields where there is the Moorland Visitor Centre, a small shop and post office, two cafes and two pubs, all of which serve food. Edale railway station is close by and is on the main Manchester to Sheffield line.
The cottages are ideally situated for exploring the beautiful and magnificent Peak National Park and Derbyshire Dales.
The Country houses of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Lyme Park and many National Trust properties are close by.
Nearby are many popular Peak District villages and towns:-
Castleton with its Blue John, Pevril Castle, caves and the notorious Winats Pass
Bakewell, a market town and famous for its puddings
Eyam – the plague village
The spa town of Buxton with the Pavillion Gardens and Opera House are
within easy reach.
The Derwent and Ladybower dams (famous in the Dambuster film) are within walking distance
Other outdoor activities and places to visit include:-
Climbing – Stanage Edge
Mountain biking – the area offers lots of opportunities for mountain biking around Edale but if you prefer flatter routes then the cycle trails to the south such as the Monsal Trail and the Tissington trail offer supurb cycling as do the roads and tracks around the Derwent dams
Hand gliding off Mam Torr
Fishing – Ladybower reservoir
Pony trecking (in Edale)
Spa days – Loosehil Hall Hotel (Hope)
Thorpe Farm Hathersage – nature walks and home of Happy Cow ice cream
Chatsworth farmyard and adventure playground
Tease and Spin – discover the traditional rural craft of hand spinning here in Edale. Courses on hand spinning and natural dyeing, using fleeces from local White Faced Woodland sheep
Alton towers is only an hour away
If you prefer to shop there are the shopping centres at Meadow Hall (Sheffield) and the Trafford Centre (Manchester), both approximately an hour away by car or if preferred you can use the train
There are a large selection of good pubs and restaurants serving excellent food in the nearby villages of Hope, Castleton, Bamford and Hathersage.