The Vale of Edale lies at the foot of Kinder Scout, the highest point in Derbyshire and serious walking country for well prepared enthusiasts. The Pennine Way long distance footpath links Edale with the Scottish borders but shorter rambles can be enjoyed with the help of a good map. Jacob’s Ladder does not quite lead to heaven, but it can seem like it. Thick cloud can descend quickly over these Dark Peak moors: Kinder and Bleaklow are littered with the remains of aircraft wrecks. Advice is freely available from the Information Centre between Edale station and the village.