Weather ForecastDerbyshire, UK
Map and Gradient
Max elevation: 609 m
Min elevation: 242 m
Total climbing: 476 m
Do not rely on the guidance below to soley navigate the hike. We highly recommend downloading the accompanying GPX file and loading it into a navigation device/app. Always take a physical map and compass with you as backup, and know how to use them. Take care out there.
- From the main car park, turn right heading north along the Marys Lane, passing the Old Nags Head pub.
- After about half a mile from the car park, turn right following the fingerpost signed Grindsbrook.
- Cross the bridge and head left onto the well defined slabbed path.
- Continue along the path for about 1.5 miles, ascending up Grindsbrook. Note that the well-defined path becomes less so and much rockier. Some scrambling may be necessary.
- Once at the top on Edale Moor, signified by a large cairn, take the slabbed path continuing forward onto the moorland.
- Shortly you will be looking down onto Crowden Clough, from where the path will skirt around the edge for about half a mile until meeting a stream. Cross the stream and take the higher path on the right, ascending up towards Crowden Tower.
- Continue on the path for about 1 mile, cutting through some stunning rock formations.
- Upon reaching Noe Head, continue on the path left heading southwest towards Jacobs Ladder.
- Head down Jacobs Ladder and follow the track towards Upper Booth Farm for about 1 mile.
- At Upper Booth, turn left and head through the courtyard of buildings and head for the gate with the fingerpost signed to Edale.
- The path once again ascends and eventually descends back towards Edale, bringing you out at the Old Nags Head pub.
- After refreshments, head south back along Marys Lane, retracing your steps back to the car park.
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