High Peak Way Stage 2: Edale to Hope

Traversing the Great Ridge – an all time classic of Peak District walking.

At the start of the Pennine Way

Edale offers a choice of starting points. A pub. Or a gate.

If you love green signposts, you’ll love the Peak and Northern Footpaths Society

Dotted around the North West and North Midlands, the Peak and Northern have been helping walkers find their way for over a century.

The Walks

Walking is what it's all about. Well this site anyway.

So delve on in and read the journeys I've taken on various long distance routes in the United Kingdom, by selecting a walk below:

More walks

High Peak Way Stage 1 (Part 2): Hayfield Road to Edale

Up over Kinderlow, past the Edale Cross, and get lost trying to find Jacob’s Ladder.

High Peak Way Stage 1 (Part 1): Chinley to the Hayfield Road

The first part of a 35 mile tour of the Dark Peak’s highlights starts off at Chinley for a visit to the magnificent Cracken Edge.

Hope Valley Way: An Introduction

The enigmatic walk that doesn’t really exist, but it’s well worth doing anyway.

13 amazing things you’ll never forget about Walking the Southern Upland Way

These are some of the reasons you’ll remember the Southern Upland Way when you’ve walked it.

Planning a Trip

Fancy walking one of Britain's long distance routes? Check out our guides for helpful advice and information

My Books

Don't want to read on the website? Well fear not dear reader, for you can buy books covering the tales of several of my walks.


One of the best things about walking is all the great views you get to see. So why not head off on a photographic tour of the walks I've been on?


Waterproofs, rucksacks, tents and all sorts of other stuff that you may want to equip yourself with when you head out.

About Rambling Man

Across Britain are a network of long distance footpaths and trails. Rambling Man is a website dedicated to telling the tales of one Andrew Bowden as he walks some of those paths.

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