London to Edale in a day: Peak District Day 1
It’s a Friday morning at 6.30am (urrgggh) and I’m leaving my house in South London.
WHY? Good question.
To take the 7.55am train from St Pancras to the Peak District for a weekend’s walking.
(That is the only good reason to be up and dressed at that hour, by the way.
…Also, as I’d left booking tickets till the last minute, it was a lot cheaper for me to go up in the morning rather than the evening before.)
It’s only about 2 hours from London to Sheffield on the train and then another 30 minutes or so and you’re right in the heart of the stunning Peak District.
It is so lovely!
You should go there soon!
On this Friday morning I left the train at Bamford station and hiked up Win Hill, then meandered eventually (and a bit lazily) to Edale Youth Hostel where I stayed the night.
As you’ll see it was a pretty windy weekend all in all, but the views were wonderful, the sun was out and I was having a whale of a time strolling along the roman road towards Kinder taking photos of rainbows.
How to get there
Also, at time of writing the YHA have a special offer of £10 beds including Edale Hostel up until the end of February 2012!
In Part 2 of my peak district trip, I have some very special guests with me as we scramble up onto Kinder edge and go in search of a good pint of tea in Edale…
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