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Peak Teamwork: A Camping Trip to Edale

Written by: Lyam O'Connor

April 28th , 2024

Peak Teamwork: A Camping Trip to Edale

Our recent Snow Peak team (and canine best friend)'s Spring camping trip to the Peak District was a breath of fresh air; a chance to bond with colleagues and conquer some rolling hills.  

Only a two- and half-hour train ride from London to the Peak District it meant we didn't need to take a car - especially as our gear was easy to pack down into our rucksacks. Taking a local bus we arrived Edale and the lovely campsite nearby at Newfold Farm offered a warm welcome. We soon had our tents pitched and camp set up. 


Snow Peak Peak Trip 1


We had arrived late so after a quick freshen up, we headed to the inviting glow of The Old Nags Head pub, a stone's throw from the campsite. Hearty pub fare and lively conversation refuelled our weary legs after the journey, and soon we were back at camp huddled around a crackling firepit. The marshmallows may have toasted a little slower than usual in the March chill, but the stories and laughter flowed freely. It also gave the team the chance to use some of our TAKIBI accessories such as the Takibi Blower, which definitely helped get the logs burning, and the Floga, which helped reduce the smoke and gave us heat not unlike the sun.


Day two started off crisp and clear, and with breakfast under our belts, we set off on our day hike. The plan was to follow the Edale and Upper Booth circular climbing the Grindslow Knoll and Kinder Low peaks along the way. Kinder Low being the highest point at 633 meters. Having taken the route anti-clockwise, the starting accent was challenging but very scenic.


Snow Peak Peak Trip 2


Once we had reached the first peak Grindslow Knoll, the route mellows out and becomes a lovely traversed across some ridges. It is also quite exposed at the top, at which point we changed into our Snow Peak GORE-TEX Rain Jackets to keeps us dry and take the edge off the biting wind. We had one major stop about halfway for some lunch, where we took shelter form the wind behind some incredible rock formations. 


Snow Peak Peak Trip 3


Our final day started with packing down the tents and fitting everything into our rucksacks was quick and easy. Just as we finished, the sun decided to make an appearance, making the hills above look even more picturesque. Seizing the opportunity, we spent the remaining time exploring the surrounding farms and charming village of Edale, browsing the local farm shops for souvenirs.


For an accessible 48-hour camping trip out of London we can highly recommend the Edale valley. We came back rejuvenated, refreshed and grateful for the time to connect as a team in the stunning landscape.


Snow Peak Peak Trip


If you'd like more details about how to plan your own weekend away and recommendations on what to take our Snow Peak Retail store team are happy to help.