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Fri, 19 Jan


Edale car park

Crowden Brook Woodland Walk - 4 miles

Walk number 4 from the new book by Sarah Lister 'Mountain Walks Kinder Scout'.

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Crowden Brook Woodland Walk - 4 miles
Crowden Brook Woodland Walk - 4 miles

Time & Location

19 Jan 2024, 09:15 – 13:00

Edale car park, Water Meadows, Hope Rd, Edale, Hope Valley S33 7ZQ, UK

About the event

A low-level circular route from Edale village to Crowden Brook valley, passing beautiful cascades and including a woodland section. This guided group walk doesn't go up on to the plateau but does offer sensational views in clear weather conditions.

This route is featured in my new book 'Mountain Walks Kinder Scout' published by Vertebrate Publishing in Sheffield.

This walk will appeal most to people who are looking for a fairly gentle walk, and who are just getting to know this area of the Dark Peak. You can get a really good feel for Kinder Scout on this short route, and Sarah's book.

The maximum group number is 6 people and we will walk at an easy conversational pace. As a leader I encourage everyone to enjoy connecting with nature through a sensory experience. There's no pressure to engage in conversation for the whole walk.

We will take a break in the woods or by the river to enjoy hot drinks and snacks that you can carry with you. Bring a sketchbook, notebook, and/or camera if you'd like to take some time for creativity during our break.

Distance: approximately 4 miles

Terrain: short steep sections including a set of steps, narrow uneven paths, and expect wet and boggy patches. Trainers will not be suitable for this walk. Walking poles will be very helpful to prevent yourself from slipping over.

What to wear for the walk

  • Comfortable walking boots, preferably waterproof
  • Thick walking socks
  • Comfortable walking trousers (not jeans)
  • Light synthetic t-shirt
  • Fleece or light windproof jacket

Essentials to bring in your backpack

Pack everything in a drybag inside your backpack:

  • Waterproof coat and overtrousers
  • Hat and gloves - waterproof gloves and a warm spare pair if you have them
  • Warm jacket and extra warm layers
  • Bottle of water
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof bag cover

If there is something you don't have please ask Sarah if she has any spares that you can borrow. Email:

Nice to bring:

  • Walking poles
  • Small sit mat
  • Flask of tea/coffee/hot chocolate
  • Buff
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Sketchbook/notebook and pencils/pen for when we take a break
  • Camera

Meeting point & time

Meeting time: 9:15am

Departure from car park: 09:30am

Meet in Edale village next to the public toilets in the main car park - S33 7ZQ. Payment for parking is coins only:

4 hours+ costs £6.00.

Weather conditions

You will receive an email about the weather forecast to expect on the day. This is usually sent a day before the event.

Public Transport

The Hope Valley Line (Northern Rail) operates between Manchester and Sheffield, including a stop in Edale. Please check Northern Rail timetables for updates and buy your ticket before you travel otherwise you may get fined.

Finish time

Please allow a flexible finish time so that we don't need to rush. We may finish earlier than 1pm but this allows plenty of time to play with.

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your booking for any reason, you can transfer your place to another future walk. Please email to request this.

If I need to cancel the event then you will receive a full refund.


To come on this group walk you must buy a ticket. If the cost is unaffordable for you please contact Sarah to ask about alternative options:

Your guide

Sarah Lister qualified as a Hill and Moorland Leader on the Mountain Training Scheme in 2022. She lives in Edale village and regularly walks and runs in the local hills. She has an Outdoor First Aid certificate which will be renewed every three years.

Sarah is a career coach and podcast host, hosting two shows: Wild About Kinder and About The Adventure.

Sarah is the author of the new book "Mountain Walks Kinder Scout" featuring 15 routes to enjoy on and around the Peak District mountain. It's available for pre-order now.

Can’t make it?

If you can’t make this date there will be future events to join or you can book a 1-1 or a guided group walk with your family/friends. Please email Sarah for any enquiries:


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