Walking is the number-one drawcard here, with plenty of diverting strolls for less committed hill walkers.


The ridge dividing Edale from Castleton is a long-time favourite with walkers. You can walk north onto the Kinder Plateau, dark and brooding in the mist, gloriously high and open when the sun's out. This was the setting for a famous act of civil disobedience by ramblers in 1932 that paved the way for the legal 'right to roam' and the creation of England's national parks.

Weather permitting, a fine circular walk starts by following the Pennine Way through fields to Upper Booth, then up a path called Jacobs Ladder and along the southern edge of Kinder, before dropping down to Edale via the steep rocky valley of Grindsbrook Clough, or the ridge of Ringing Roger.