Hiking the Peak District

Samuel Biddlecombe
Mar 20 · 3 min read

When the boys and the dog decide to go for a stroll.

Peak District National Park is an underrated gem and somewhere I just had to visit . We created our own little route along Pennine Way leading us to Edale with the guidance of Poppy, our WorldHikingVlog guest hiker for the day

Poppy at the start
A long flat walk of about 15 minutes leads you to the foot of Jacobs Ladder

Jacobs Ladder

Wow this is a leg burner! I guess there is no better way to start a hike that to be 15 minutes in before a dramatic incline up Jacobs Ladder (we learnt the hard way why they call it a ladder!) .. Jacobs ladder really is the best way to start Pennine Way.

The incline is a killer but the view from the top of traditional English hills is well worth it
The long trail to the top
WorldHikingVlog team for the day
Epic Peak Views
The lanscape at the the top of Pennine Way is drastic with lots of scattered large rocks, zigzagging trails and views for miles! Poppy was loved to run ahead and let us know what was coming next
Yes we did feel like we were walking with Frodo in the Lord of the Rings
Poppy (our brown lab) was helping us up the steep hills!! Nothing like an extra pair of legs to pull you up

As you are coming back down and toward the village of Edale you will pass many sheep! To put it mildly the sheep have big balls and were not afraid of our little Poppy getting too close

When we arrived in Edale a pint was well in order! Right at the end of Pennine way is The Old Nags Head. Big beer garden, lots of hikers, lots of dogs, great atmosphere and more importantly a good selection of cold beer.

The final mile of our day saw us crossing the sheep fields! Lucky for us Poppy guided us to a good few benches
This picture really sums up the day and the hike
Team shot

The route! As you can see we started outside of Edale and walked through it at mile 7! A lot of hikers will use Edale as a base but we wanted to make our own route! If you google Jacobs ladder then this will take you to point A! There is a sign about 1 mile from the start saying no access!! Please stop here and park your car! the rest of the way is for access to a campsite only and there is no parking.

Accommodation

We stayed about a one hours drive away from this hike at Windy Bank Hall Holiday Home just outside a tiny village! The accommodation was a real home from home with an optional hot tub and a BBQ area which was the perfect way to end our days hike.

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