Walk 8: Grindsbrook Scramble

Total distance: 6564 m
Max elevation: 583 m
Min elevation: 241 m
Total climbing: 353 m


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A short but challenging hike in one of the most beautiful parts of the Peak District; the Vale of Edale. Starting with a relatively strenuous climb, you touch the edge of Edale Moor and skirt along the narrow path overlooking the awesome valley, before eventually heading back down into Edale. There is the conveniently placed Old Nags Head pub at the end of the walk to reflect on your mini achievement over some well deserved refreshment.

  1. From the main car park, turn right heading north along Marys Lane, passing the Old Nags Head pub.
  2. After about half a mile from the car park, turn right following the finger post signed Grindsbrook.
  3. Cross the bridge and head left onto the well defined slabbed path.
  4. Continue along the path for about 1.5 miles, ascending up Grindsbrook.  Note that the well defined path becomes less so, and much more rocky. Some scrambling may be necessary.
  5. Once at the top on Edale Moor, signified by a large cairn, turn left along the path towards Grindlow Knoll.
  6. Continue along the path from where it eventually decends back into Edale, bringing you out at the Old Nags Head pub.
  7. After a pint, head south back along Marys Lane, retracing your steps back to the car park.


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