A Ranger's Journey along Stanage Edge

Peak District National Park

The experience

Join the National Park Rangers on a voyage of discovery. Peel back the layers of time and explore the history of the iconic Stanage Edge on the North Lees Estate. Revel in the wild open moorlands and rocky edges, rich in archaeology, industrial history and agriculture that shaped this stunning part of the Peak District and inspired many famous stories. Learn how the rangers care for this special place. Enjoy a ‘brew with a view’ on Stanage Edge, a traditional British picnic and finish the day in a fine English pub with open fires and local beers.

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Peak District National Park Authority

  • Enjoy a ‘trek and trails’ adventure with local Rangers, discovering the history of the unique landscape and its people
  • Visit the quintessentially English village of Hathersage and North Lees Hall, the inspiration for Charlotte Bronte’s famous novel, Jane Eyre
  • Savour a ‘brew with a view’, a traditional British picnic and a local beer in an English pub

The detail

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6.5 hours

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Group size

8-12 people

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Cost per person

£80 per person

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Fitness level

Moderate. 5km (3 mile) trek with some steep ascents and exposure to the elements

Parking Facilities

Pay & Display parking in Hathersage village. On street parking also available.

Refreshments and meals

Locally sourced lunch & refreshments included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions. Waterproofs and walking boots recommended.


May – July. September. Advance booking required.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.


Intermediate English required to fully appreciate the experience.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate
Peak District

Peak District National Park

Britain’s original National Park, the Peak District is a land of countyside revolution, stately homes, plateaus and valleys, right in the heart of England.