The Northern Peak
The Northern Peak consists of a range of broad shouldered moorland heights divided by deep valleys, around which lesser scale mountains are scattered. The central massifs of Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and Black Hill are vast, though each is also riven by deep-sided cloughs that drive into the heart of the moors. To the west of the area are the towns of Glossop, Hayfield and Chapel En Le Frith ... to the north is Black Hill and Crowden ... to the east are the Derwent Valley reservoirs ... and to the south are Hope, Castleton and Edale where the Pennine Way starts on it's 268 mile (429 km) epic journey northwards up the "backbone" of England to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. Edale is also the centre for Kinder Scout and it's Edges.
The main towns and villages include Hope, Castleton, Edale, Hayfield, Glossop, Torside, Crowden and Woodhead.
The highest points in the Northern Peak include Kinder Scout (Kinder Low for many who walk the Pennine Way), Bleaklow, Black Hill, Higher Shelf Stones, Lantern Pike, Brown Knoll, Mam Tor, Lose Hill and Crook Hill.