Planning an event in Edale?

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Organising an event that is either based in or passes through Edale?

It’s great that people love to use Edale as a base or a location for their event whether it’s a cycle sportive, fell race, wedding, party or something completely different.  Edale welcomes all visitors but we would ask that you follow this simple code of conduct.

Buy local

Whatever it is you need – try and buy local.  Yes, it’s easy to get a Tesco delivery but take a bit of time to buy locally.  Edale has a village shop, 2 cafes, 2 pubs and a fish and chip shop.  There’s also a great butcher/farm shop, deli and Spar in nearby Hope.

Park sensibly

Parking is fairly limited in Edale and the car parks are well sign posted.  Please park considerately and think of how other visitors, residents, farmers and the emergency services could be affected by your parking.  If you’re organising an event, make sure you’ve arranged sufficient parking for your expected numbers.

Leave no trace

Simple really.  Dispose of your litter properly (or better still, take it home with you!), take down any signs, banners or way markers and leave Edale just as you found it. “Leave nothing but footprints.  Take nothing but photographs.  Kill nothing but time.”

Enjoy the peace and quiet

…and keep it peaceful and quiet!  Edale is a haven of serenity, enjoy it without shouting about it and try and keep the noise down, especially at night.

Follow the rules

OK, there aren’t many rules – this is the great outdoors! – but remember that certain events (e.g fell races, mountain bike events etc.) need permission from Natural England, the Peak District National Park or The National Trust if you’re event goes through specific areas.  Events crossing private land will always need the land owner’s permission.  If in doubt, ask!

Be safe!

You don’t need to venture far from the village before you find yourself in fairly inaccessible or exposed places.  If you’re running an event using one of the many footpaths or bridalways around the valley then make sure your participants are aware of the risks (particularly of hypothermia – all year round, not just the winter!) and how to get help.  Mountain Rescue will not thank you for having to rescue a load of people in jeans and trainers when they get caught in a downpour/gale/blizzard on your sponsored walk!  It’s always worth speaking to Edale Mountain Rescue if you’re planning an event away from the roads.

Let us know you’re coming

Whilst there is generally no requirement to inform residents or the Parish or Borough councils of the events, it doesn’t hurt to do so.  If, say, there’s 300 cyclists coming through the village on a Sunday morning then a quick courtesy email would go a long way and could also point you in the right direction of some useful local knowledge and support!

Let your participants know

Please pass this information on to your participants.  Their behaviour reflects on your event and might influence any local cooperation in future events!

And finally…

About 300 people call their Edale home.  Visitors are part of village life and are always welcome but please think of those of us that live here.  Treat Edale as if it it were your home too.

Useful contacts

Edale Village Hall (Event space or headquarters, use of playing field)

The Winery (Event space or headquarters)

Coopers Cafe / Coopers Chippy (Event catering)

Penny Pot Cafe (Event catering)

Edale Wood Fired Pizza Company (Event catering)

Edale Parish Council (Event notification, overspill/extra/event parking)

High Peak Borough Council (Use of village car park)

Derbyshire County Council (Road closures or restrictions)

Peak District National Park (Event notification – off road)

Natural England (SSSI and protected land crossing permission)

National Trust (Event notification on NT land)

Edale Mountain Rescue (Event notification, advice and safety cover – off road)