Edale is a small village in a lovely setting north-east of Castleton in the northern half of the Peak District. The valley containing the village is called the Vale of Edale.
Small but perfectly formed the village even has its own train station, and is best known for its position at the start of the long distant footpath - the Pennine Way, that leads a mere 430 kilometres to Scotland.
The less committed might prefer one of the many local walks, of various lengths and degrees of difficulties, while the even less enthusiastic will be content to simply pass some time in the pretty village itself, taking picture postcard photographs.
The village church and the old school are 'highlights' along with the stone buildings in the familiar local style.
It isn't usually necessary to walk far to discover both great views and a little solitude, even in summer, and the village is 'car free' which much improves the village for visitors.
The postion of Edale at the start of the Pennine Way means it has plenty of visitor facilities - a sprinkling of pubs and cafes, a popular youth hostel, and a campsite at Fieldhead which also houses one of the main Peak District Information Centres.