Edale Valley, Peak District, England
A quiet and secluded village, Edale is a walker's paradise. This picturesque hamlet, located in England's Peak District National Park, is surrounded by hills on all sides. The current spelling of the village was recorded in 1732; before this it was spelled Aidele, Eydale, Eydal, and Edall in different periods. It is the starting point of Pennine Way, a tough National Trail that reaches all the way to Scotland. Acorn-shaped markers dot the 17 National Trails in England and Wales—so if you find yourself wandering the area and see one of these signs, follow the path and you're sure to go on a scenic journey.