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Edale is busy with visitors all summer and at the weekends in winter, but originally it was a loose confederation of five booths. These are huts giving temporary shelter to boothmen, while they kept watch over livestock. The booths eventually became the permanent settlements of Upper Booth, Barber Booth, Ollerbrook Booth, Nether Booth and Grindsbrook Booth-more usually known as Edale.

Courtesy Edale Country Fair

Apart from breathtaking scenery, visitors to Edale enjoy a number of events held in the village every year. In particular, Edale Country Day is very popular and, in 2007 it raised in the region of £7,000 for the local school and village hall. The details for 2009 are set out below.


On Edale Playing Field

Supporting Edale School and Village Hall

Sunday 13th June 2009 - 10.30am - 5pm approx

Website is


Edale Jazz in The Field - Saturday 12 June 09 - Benefit concert in aid of Medical Foundation for Torture Victims. Edale playing field from 7.30p.m. for more details.

Edale Traditional Church Fete - To be announced - Vicarage Gardens from
2.30p.m. Contact Elizabeth Wetherall 01433 670237.

Edale Beer Barrel Race - From the Snake Inn to the Nags Heads. Saturday 11 September
Contact Geoff Townsend
01433 651773.


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Enjoy a great day out in the Peak District at Edale Country Day. On Sunday 13th June 2009 from 10.30am - 5pm at the Village Playing Fields. Supporting Edale School and Village Hall. Edale Fell Race finishes in middle of Country Day.

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Jazz in the Field – Saturday 12th June 2010 – Website.


Edale Traditional Church Fete – date to be announced. Contact Elizabeth Wetherall on 01433 670237 for further details.


Edale Barrel Race & Family Fun Day  - 11th September 2010.




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For many years, the Vale of Edale remained isolated. Its location, surrounded by the glowering heights of Kinder Scout to the north, and a long ridge of hills to the south made it difficult to reach. The River Noe just manages to find a space through a narrow gap in the hills on its way towards Hope.


The right to roam the privately owned moor above Edale was severely restricted until the 1950s. Now that access to roam has been negotiated, subject to certain byelaws, the moors are very popular with walkers.


Tom Stephenson’s classic long distance walk, the ‘Pennine Way’ has its official starting point at the Old Nag’s Head, in the centre of the village. It follows the Pennine Chain for over 250 miles northwards, to the Scottish Border at Kirk Yetholm. Attracting some 10,000 walkers each year, it is a good test even for the most experienced walker.




 Edale Feature



Edale is a very popular centre for  walkers and this easy walk provides excellent views of the valley and the surrounding hills. The Sheffield to Manchester railway line brings walkers in the thousands every year to explore the glorious walking countryside.

The Old Nag’s Head is the official starting point of the Pennine Way, which winds its way northward nearly 250 miles to Kirk Yetholm on the Scottish border.


Edale Walk


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