The Edale Skyline is the ultimate Peak District challenge hike. Well known for the annual running race, you can also walk the distance and because it’s a high-level walk, there’s not as much climbing as you might think. With beautiful views in all directions as you circle the vale of Edale, it’s sure to be a breathtaking experience.
We start from the Peak District village of Hope where you’ll meet your experienced walk leader bright and early in the morning. A gentle climb up to Win Hill wakes up the legs and gets you on your way. You continue around the edge of Kinder Scout looking down into Edale. The featureless terrain up here is special in its own way. The route continues via Brown Knoll, Lord’s Seat and the fabulous Mam Tor before dropping back down at Lose Hill into Hope.
Client satisfaction is our top priority. We’re two-time recipients of the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award so you’re in good hands.
We operate our Edale Skyline group hikes between Easter and October half term or, if you want to make a private booking, we’ll also offer alternate dates and start times. We’ll chat to you in advance and ensure you’ve got the right gear for an enjoyable day out.
Whether you’re doing it for charity, with a group of friends, as a family outing or just for your own pleasure, MountainXperience will take the hassle out of planning your adventure and keep you safe on the day. You’ll only meet qualified and experienced walk leaders who are fully insured and hold up-to-date first aid certificates to ensure your safety.
If you’re ready to book your Edale Skyline adventure with MountainXperience, simply choose your preferred date from our live availability calendar and our booking partners FareHarbor will arrange everything for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Of course! Around half our clients come on their own. It’s a great way to meet other like-minded adventurers.
Children aged 12+ are very welcome but must be accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times. If you’re unsure about your child’s suitability please get in touch and we can have a chat.
That all depends on how quick you walk! If walking in a group then we’ll always aim to stay together and will go at the pace of the slowest person. You should treat it as a day out and expect it to take eight to ten hours to get all the way round. We never treat these days as races or endurance tests – the idea is to enjoy yourself.
Absolutely not. As with many outdoor activities you can easily spend a fortune on the latest top-end clothing but there’s really no need. Hiking boots are better than walking shoes and walking shoes are better than trainers but if all you have is a pair of firm, comfy trainers then they’ll be fine.
Starting from the bottom up, you’ll need something comfy to walk in. If you’ve bought new footwear try to wear them a few times before you climb Snowdon to make sure they’re a good fit. An extra pair of socks can also be a good idea. Walking trousers are great particularly the ones you can zip the bottoms off to make shorts. Jeans are really bad as if they get wet they become very heavy and are difficult to dry. The key to your top half is layers. Don’t wear a t-shirt then a big heavy coat – better to wear a t-shirt, a fleece of some sort and a jacket – that way you can easily add/remove layers as the conditions change. If you have a hat and gloves then pack them. Remember the temperature on the summit will always be considerably less than at sea level so be prepared. Finally you’ll need a rucksack to carry everything. No need for a huge expedition backpack – just something big enough to carry your lunch and spare bits. If you have any questions about what you need on the day, get in touch.
It can be, yes. But that’s why we only offer this adventure on weekdays to deliberately avoid the crowds!
There are no toilets on our route so be sure to go before you arrive. We’ll help with suggestions along the way!
Well behaved dogs are welcome on our Edale Skyline challenge hike however due to the number of sheep and ground nesting birds, they will need to be on a lead throughout the day. You should also be certain that your dog is comfortable with the distance and duration of the hike. We wouldn’t recommend this activity as being suitable for your cat, hamster or goldfish.
It typically takes around eight to ten hours to get around the route. Sometimes we go a little quicker and sometimes a little slower – it depends on the group that day. It shouldn’t take more than ten hours. Please remember if you’re joining a group walk you’ll need to be able to keep up with the majority. If you’re really worried about being too slow we’d suggest hiring a private guide for you and your friends to ensure you get the best out of your day.