Edale Station

A demanding linear mountain-biking/hiking route over the shoulder of Kinder Scout.

Technical sheet
No. 19631151
A Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) walk posted on 25/02/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 25/02/22
Author's time Author's time : 2 hr
Distance Distance : 12.15km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 399m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 403m
Highest point Highest point : 543m
Lowest point Lowest point : 240m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Mountain biking Mountain biking
Area Area : Peak District
Location Location : Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.346965° / W 1.934699°
Ending point Ending point : N 53.364911° / W 1.815974°
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(D) Turn left out of the Churn Barn Holiday Let gate and ride to the top of Maynestone Road, turning right past Peep-o-Day Farm at the top.

(1) Turn left briefly along the A624, then turn right along a track before a house, passing a small stone camping barn on the right.

When you meet a crossing track, turn right then immediately left, joining the Pennine Bridleway. Follow the bridleway along the left-hand side of the field up to a gateway with views over the Sett valley to Kinder Scout. Descend a stony track that curves leftwards down the slope.

(2) As you near the bottom of the valley, take a right-hand turning that cuts the corner to a metalled farm drive. Turn right and descend to the stream.

(3) Cross the stream and follow the lane ahead, which curves left and climbs past Coldwell Clough Farm.

(4) When the lane crosses the sidestream and turns right, take the track straight ahead, through a gate and on uphill. Follow the stony track until you reach a National Trust sign for the Kinder Estate, where you continue along the obvious track by the wall.

(5) Follow the track as it bends left and right past Stony Ford to reach Edale Cross. Continue along the track, which is joined from the left by the Pennine Way, as it descends towards the top of Jacob’s Ladder.

(6) By a large cairn at the top of the slope, take the right turn, down a steep rocky bridleway that bends left by a ruined building.

(7) Cross the packhorse bridge at the bottom and follow the obvious path down the valley to Lee House.

(8) Follow the metalled drive beyond to Upper Booth, where the lane crosses a sidestream to a phonebox. Here, walkers can turn left through the farm and follow the Pennine Way to Edale; cyclists should continue along the road, which crosses the River Noe and passes a parking area on the right.

(9) Follow the road under a railway bridge to the road junction at Barber Booth. Turn left over the river and follow the road round to the right.

(10) After three-quarters of a mile, turn left to Edale village. Turn left past the Penny Pot Café to reach the station, or continue under the railway bridge to the Ramblers Inn and on into Edale village. (A)

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 252m - Churn Barn Holiday Let
1 : km 1.93 - alt. 333m - A624 - Pennine Bridleway
2 : km 3.4 - alt. 267m - Valley - Stream
3 : km 3.52 - alt. 254m - Coldwell Clough Farm
4 : km 4.09 - alt. 301m - Kinder Estate
5 : km 5.61 - alt. 485m - Stony Ford - Edale Cross
6 : km 7.08 - alt. 436m - Jacob’s Ladder
7 : km 7.56 - alt. 372m - Packhorse bridge - Lee House
8 : km 9.36 - alt. 281m - Upper Booth - Phonebox
9 : km 10.42 - alt. 258m - Railway bridge
10 : km 12.06 - alt. 240m - Barber Booth
A : km 12.15 - alt. 245m - Edale village

Useful Information

A hilly hike or mountain bike route with some steep, rocky ascents and descents. Inexperienced riders may prefer to dismount for the steeper sections.

Transport : Return from Edale station to Chinley by train: check times and availability in advance. For the journey back to Chinley, take the Manchester-bound train from platform 1. From Chinley station, ride or walk back to Churn Barn via Station Road and Maynestone Road (1⁄2 mile).

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Churn Barn Holiday Let
Chinley, High Peak
Website : www.churnbarn.co.uk
Tel: 07747 067 711

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