Edale is a great place to visit, let alone walk. I needed to stretch the legs and be back the same night for family reasons. So the Peak District called, and me and Mike headed North. The weather looked good as we pulled into the carpark. The strong wind made us don extra layers as we headed up. Being Saturday it was busy with mountain bikers and walkers gearing up for the days adventures. We had plans for a short walk due to time and needing to get home sooner than later.
Grindsbrook is a great way up onto the edges of Kinder Scout. Where the path heads up the way of the old Pennine Way route we crossed the river to scramble up a much better waterfall than the way the Pennine Way used to go. Makes a good way up this and we soon made the top.
The edge was blasted by the wind and we followed it heading to Crowden Tower.
Views opened up and closed as cloud blew in and away. At the top of Jacob's Ladder we opted for a shorter day and to drop down from the strong wind for a break.
Jacob's Ladder makes a quick descent into the valley and from there the Pennine Way path was followed back to Edale. Simple, short and good to get on a hill. I need to train hard and hope I can get a backpack in soon. Till then I will make do with this.