Camping in Edale at the start of the Pennine Way
The trip from my hometown of Luton to Edale was fairly uneventful. I caught the National Express bus from Luton Railway station to Sheffield, with a fifty minute wait in Milton Keynes while I waited for the Sheffield bus. The railway station in Sheffield is just across the road from the bus station and I had a wait of over an hour for the train to Edale. This part of the trip was much more interesting, albeit shorter. I spent most of the journey trying to identify hills in the Peak District, without much success I have to say, until the train reached the Hope Valley, where I could clearly identify the Great Ridge and Mam Tor. This very enjoyable part of the trip was over all too quickly and I alighted from the train and walked into Edale village where I checked into Cooper's campsite, which is right at the start of the Way and also conveniently sited across the road from the Old Nag's Head pub.
Setting off from Edale on the Pennine Way
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