Pennine Way Stage 1 

Pennine Way stage 1

National Trail Acorn

Rating for this walk is Hard


Edale  train service bus service accommodation available camping food available shop


Crowden Beck   bus service accommodation available camping food available 

26.25 kilometres / 15.75 mileslinear walk 

approx walking time 6 hrs 45 mins burning calories1637 KCal


pennine way stage 2 


European Walking Route E2 

part of European Long Distance Walking Route E2


Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map OL1 The Peak District Dark Peak area

Old Nags Head Edale Old Nags Head Edale Hikers Bar 

The Pennine Way Stage 1 starts its journey in the Peak District from the Nags Head in the centre of Edale to Crowden Beck via Jacob's Ladder, Kinder Scout and the Kinder Downfall, The Snake Pass and Bleaklow

sign marking start of Pennine Way first stile

The Pennine Way route from Edale according to the signpost in the centre of the village on longer takes you up Grinsbrook and on to the peat bog of the Kinder Plateau but leads you along the old bad weather route through to Upper Booth.

left through stile into grass field stone slabs marking route across field 

Pennine Way signpost leaving Upper BoothPennine Way tarmac road towards Lee Farm

from Upper Booth follow the Pennine Way sign for Jacob's Ladder 1 mile

Pennine Way entering Lee FarmPennine Way leaving Lee Farm

pennine way track to jacob's ladder  Pennine Way packhorse bridge at bottom of Jacob's Ladder

packhorse bridge Start of Jacob's Ladder Pennine Way looking back down Jacob's Ladder

nearing the top of Jacob's Ladder towards Kinder Low

leaving Snake Pass stone waymark Hern Clough

along the side of Hern Clough

pennine way boot

Pennine Way Bleaklow Head

Torside Reservoir dam




Youth hostels in Edale and Crowden

campsite Fieldhead, Edale and Caravan and Camping Club site in Crowden

Macs Adventure logo 

If you offer accommodation for walkers on this section of the Pennine Way please let us know and we'll give you a free listing here. All we ask is for you to give a reciprocal link back.


 Pennine Way Damian Hall Trailblazer Pennine WayA Wainwright Pennine Way Companion The Pennine Way by Paddy Dillon Cicerone

pennine way stage 2 

stage 3 stage 4 stage 5 stage 6 stage 7 stage 8 stage 9 stage 10 

stage 11 stage 12 stage 13 stage 14 stage 15 stage 16 stage 17 

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