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Pictures of Edale

in the county of Derbyshire

Field barn, Edale

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About Edale

Gloriously situated in the lofty heights of the Peak District National Park, the lovely village of Edale is the start for the torcherous 250 mile trek along the Penine Way to Scotland. The village is in outstanding countryside wedged between the towering limestone peak of White Peak and the gritstone, Dark Peak, it is a landscape of unimaginable beauty and splendour. The village streets are lined with ancient cottages and houses of differing styles but built with the uniformity of stone as the main building material, as if in defiance of the icy winds that blast through these bleak upland regions. The old church is strongly built of stone, its steeple soars skywards as if to dominate and dwarf the rest of the village.

Edale was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and so it is an ancient place. In Elizabethan times much of village life centred around five cattle farms and it was not until the 18th-century that the vast lands were broken up into parcels of fields bounded by stone walls, and flooded with sheep. Sheep, graze these lands to this day. In sprintime, the vista is of frolicsome baby lambs amid rich green fields, while autumn brings a dramatic change the hills aglow in a mixture of glorious russet and rich purple. Winter brings its own delight with snow capped peaks and icy water tumbling down ragged ravines that can only be crossed by old rustic bridges. The long lazy days of summer are special, the land takes on a radiance, the views so clear, it6 is almost like the words to the song ' on a clear day you can see forever more'.

A stay in Edale can be as hectic or as peaceful as you wish. You can join organised walks or take a gentle stroll. There is a local Riding and Pony Trekking centre that offers varied activities, or you can simply relax and soak up the peace and quietness, hard to find in the world busy world beyond.

Attractions close to Edale include; Blue John Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern, the village of Castleton, Speedwell Cavern and Peak Cavern.

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Mam Tor

Castleton (195 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Derbyshire

(2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction SE of Edale)

Castleton is one of the Jewels of the Peak District. It is a famous centre for caverns where you will find four of the countries most famous show caves. It is also the home of.....

A view of Castle Nase taken from the edge of Coombs Reservoir, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire

Chapel-en-le-Frith (5 Pictures)

in the county of Derbyshire

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction SW of Edale)

Chapel is a well preserved, picturesque place. It has a lovely old church dating back to the 14th-century which stands on the spot of an earlier church built by foresters a century or so before...

Tideswell Church, known as 'Cathedral of the Peak'. The centre piece of the village.

Tideswell (5 Pictures)

in the county of Derbyshire

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction S of Edale)

Tideswell is famous for its superb, large church, known as the "Cathedral of the Peak"...

Hathersage, Derbyshire

Hathersage (55 Pictures)

in the county of Derbyshire

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction E of Edale)

The town now takes advantage of its superb position, operating mostly as an attractive place for tourists...

A picture of Whaley Bridge

Whaley Bridge (13 Pictures)

in the county of Derbyshire

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction W of Edale)

An attractive small town in the High Peak district of Derbyshire...

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A picture of Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern (5 Pictures)

(1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction SE)

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Stalagtites in Treak Cliff Cavern, Derbyshire, UK

Treak Cliff Cavern (3 Pictures)

(1.8 miles, 2.9 km, direction SE)

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Going down with the tour in the Blue John Cavern =) (04-05-2006)

Blue John Cavern (18 Pictures)

(2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction SE)

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Inside the entrance to Peak Cavern Cave, in Castleton, Derbyshire

Peak Cavern (13 Pictures)

(2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction SE)

Peak Cavern is one of the finest of the many underground caverns of this area. It lies beneath Peveril Castle at the centre of.....

Peveril Castle, Castleton, Derbyshire

Peveril Castle (30 Pictures)

(2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction SE)

Built to be impregnable, the ruins of Peveril Castle stand on a steep ridge with dramatic views in all directions, giving the.....

Alport Castles, Hope Forest, Derbyshire (Peak District National Park)

Alport Castles (3 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction NE)

In the Derbyshire Peak District National Park, Alport Castles are the result of a.....

Mam Tor in Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Hope Valley (6 Pictures)

(2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction SE)

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