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Hiking trail

Edale to Torside

Hiking trail
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After exploring the village of Edale set off and prepare for a challenging couple of days on the trail.  
difficult
Distance 24.4 km
7:00 h
598 m
640 m
As well as tackling the peaty wilderness of Kinder Scout and Bleaklow Head, you will also do a fair bit of climbing with the second biggest ascent of the way. However the views are well-worth the effort.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
631 m
Lowest point
218 m
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Tips and hints

This route appears in the following itineraries:

WESPWS1

WESPWS2

 

WESPW1

WESPW2

WESPW3

WESPW4

WESPW5

Start

Edale (260 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SK 12282 85972
DD
53.370472, -1.816861
DMS
53°22'13.7"N 1°49'00.7"W
UTM
30U 578718 5914136
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Destination

Torside

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SK 12282 85972
DD
53.370472, -1.816861
DMS
53°22'13.7"N 1°49'00.7"W
UTM
30U 578718 5914136
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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First path out of Edale

Difficulty
difficult
Distance
24.4 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
598 m
Descent
640 m

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