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The iFootpath Directory - YHA Edale

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YHA Edale

A grand old country house on the southern flanks of Kinder Scout, YHA Edale is one of the highest residences in the Peak District and has a view to match. Our back garden is open access moorland! With the Great Ridge between Lose Hill and Mam Tor to the south and the Dark Peak moorland of the Kinder plateau to the north, not only is YHA Edale surrounded by stunning scenery but this area has a firm place in history - this open-access land was literally fought for. There are numerous footpaths into the hills, dales and moors and it is located in the very centre of the famous network of Dark Peak mountain bike cross country trails. 

We offer fully inclusive packages for groups, weekend courses for individuals and families, and one-off activity sessions for young people and/or families during the school holidays. We are a long established Activity Centre and can provide challenging yet accessible outdoor experiences such as abseiling, caving, canoeing, archery, high ropes course and much more for any guest. With an fantastic facilities, knowledgeable staff and proximity to peerless natural wonders, Edale is best placed to offer incredible adventures in the great outdoors.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

There are three separate buildings and a multitude of different sized rooms in this 157 bed Youth Hostel to cater for the needs of groups, families and individuals alike, and there are classrooms and a drying room too. All of our rooms, including both private rooms and dormitories, contain bunk beds. Our two bed rooms are small in size are not en-suite. Most of the Youth Hostel has been recently refurbished to ensure a comfortable stay whatever the weather.

YHA Edale at a glance:

  • £250,000 renovation
  • Refreshed bedrooms, including new carpets, curtains and decor
  • Modern, spacious reception and lounge areas with new lighting, furniture and artwork
  • Upgraded washrooms
  • Reconfigured layout of social spaces in order to better accommodate groups.

Advanced booking is essential. Activity courses are run throughout the year, but because of popularity, must be booked in advance. Learn the ropes or improve your skills with a weekend course in climbing, caving, canoeing, kayaking and more. Too much to choose from? Try a multi-activity weekend and give a few things a go.


A full English breakfast and a continental buffet is served between 7.30 and 9.00am. This will set you up nicely for the day ahead - especially if you're indulging in some of our hostel-led activities or planning to scale Kinder Scout! Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.


YHA Edale provides an extensive and varying menu, particularly so at the weekends with delicious home-cooked daily specials. Evening meals are served between 5.30 and 8.00pm.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is avaialable per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


A well stocked bar is on offer as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks which are available all day.

Self-Catering Facilities

Our well-equipped self-catering kitchen has 12 gas hobs, two combi ovens (grill/oven/microwave), two fridges, a freezer and seating for up to 12 people.


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icon-towncityfilter YHA EdaleType of Accommodation
Hostel or bunkhouse
dogsPD YHA EdalePet Friendly?
No sorry
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Location (Town)
Hope Valley
Location (County)
Post Code
S33 7ZH

This entry was added on Monday, 27 June 2016 10:54

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