Edale

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Edale, mentioned in the Domesday Book as Aidele, is one of the less accessible parts of The Hope Valley, having only two entry points by car, neither being tempting during the heavy snow that falls in the valley each winter! ......... The first road passes through Hope and the other, pictured here from Barber Booth, is a steep and winding road from Mam Tor.

......... Edale Church was built in 1885, on the site of an earlier chapel. The gap between the first chapel falling into disuse and the present church being built required villagers to worship elsewhere and even carry their dead for burial in neighbouring villages
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Across the valley bottom are The Booths (from an old word for animal shelter). Booths were rented from the crown. Over time these shelters became permanent and then areas where people lived.  Now called Nether Booth, Barber Booth, Gridsbrook Booth, Lady Booth, Ollerbrook Booth and Over Booth Jacobs Ladder, a mile down this track by Upper Booth, is thought to be named after local 18th Century farmer Jacob Marshall. It leads you onto Kinder Scout.
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The famous Nag's Head! Start of the Pennine Way. The Pennine Way is a 250 mile route linking Edale to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland The river Noe, that runs through the Vale of Edale.
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Edale Mill.  Converted in the 1970's to 7 apartments. The Moorland Centre is free to enter and provides a great deal of information about the area.  With interactive exhibitions and a variety of eco-friendly solutions - such as a sedum turf roof - it is well worth a visit Edale is on the Sheffield to Manchester rail line, this route has been a lifeline for the Hope Valley.