London is a fantastic place to live, but everyone needs to get away from city life once in a while.
While classic day trips like Brighton or the Cotswolds are great, there are plenty of other less-explored places that will take your breath away.
One of those is in the Peak District, and it’s just three hours away.
Edale is a charming village located between Manchester and Sheffield, right in the heart of the Peak District.
The village is surrounded by stunning mountains – Kinder Scout to the north, the Great Ridge of Mam Tor to the south, Win Hill to the east and Dalehead to the west.
The mountains all have gorgeous views with dramatic landscapes, and the undeveloped mountains can inspire any Londoner to breathe in the great outdoors.
These mountains can be explored via the Pennine Way, which was England’s first ever National Trail and starts right in Edale.
The trail is 268 miles long and starts right in Edale before heading through the Yorkshire Dales and across the North Pennines before ending in the Scottish Borders.
The trail has 4.5 out of five stars on TripAdvisor.
One five-star review praised the “stunning scenery”.
Another called it “a fantastic experience”, reminiscing about “the constantly changing landscapes and being alone under big skies and on top of hills”.
Edale itself is the perfect place to relax after exploring the mountains, with two pubs, a few cafes, and lots of nature walks.
Both The Old Nags Head and The Ramblers Inn pubs offer accommodation and classic British fare to refuel after a day of hiking.
How to get there
By car, Edale is just under four hours away, and the drive will take you through Milton Keynes, Leicester, and Nottingham.
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The drive will end in a stunning journey through the Peak District before arriving in Edale.
By public transport, the journey will take under three hours.
With one change in Sheffield, the train journey is said to be one of the country’s prettiest.
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