Edale and Peak District Dominate Nation’s Most Popular Walking Destinations

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Edale and the Peak District have taken six of the top 10 most popular areas for walkers, cyclists and runners in Britain.

Ordnance Survey (OS) have collated its 400,000+ route downloads over the past 12 months and announced that Edale Cross, Jacob’s Ladder and Mam Tor have all made their top 10 most visited locations.

The national mapping agency compiled the list by dividing Britain into square kilometres and counting the number of downloaded routes that passed through each square.

Mam Tor Peak District
Mam Tor in the Peak District is one of the most walked parts of the UK. Copyright: Stephen Henley

Here’s the full top 10:

  • 1 Snowdon’s summit, Gwynedd – 3,779 downloads
  • 2 Edale, Peak District, Derbyshire – 3,590 downloads
  • 3 Scafell Pike’s summit, Lake District, Cumbria – 3,007 downloads
  • 4 Edale Cross, Peak District, Derbyshire – 2,636 downloads
  • 5 Edale’s Jacob’s Ladder, Peak District, Derbyshire – 2,632 downloads
  • 6 Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria – 2,587 downloads
  • 7 Snowdon’s Pyg track, Gwynedd – 2,581 downloads
  • 8 Edale’s Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire – 2,529 downloads
  • 9 Edale’s Hollins Cross, Peak District, Derbyshire – 2,492 downloads
  • 10 Edale, Peak District, Derbyshire – 2,452 downloads

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