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Edale - a walker's paradise

You'll be hard pressed to find many villages prettier than gorgeous Edale. Located in the Derbyshire Peak District, this quaint village boasts stone cottages, traditional pubs and a historic cotton mill. Edale is known as the centre for walkers in the Peak District because it marks the start of the Pennine Way - the 268 mile National Trail that leads all the way up to Scotland. But the area has plenty of tamer walks suitable for fairweather hikers too, and you'll be treated to breathtaking countryside views wherever you go.

Take the train to Sheffield

Edale's train station sits on the Manchester to Sheffield line, one of the most stunning railway routes in the UK. Aside from the scenery, it means that you're within easy distance of Sheffield for a day out in the city. Wander around the Botanical Gardens, discover local history at the Weston Park Museum and meet the animals at the Tropical Butterfly House and Wildlife Centre. And with a wealth of quirky cafes and restaurants, you can try the best local delicacies this vibrant city has to offer.

See the dramatic Peveril Castle

Take a walking route to Castleton to see one of the Dark Peak's most stunning historic buildings. The 11th-century ruins of Peveril Castle overlook the village, and if you climb to the top, you'll be rewarded with incredible views across the Hope Valley. Planning a trip to Edale? Travelodge Glossop Hotel, on the edge of the north Peak District, is situated in a charming village surrounded by stunning countryside. It's the perfect place to settle while you explore the Peaks.