The Moorland Centre

Hope Valley
S33 7ZA

Opening times
1 March to 31 March 2013
Weekdays, 10:00am – 3:30pm.  Weekends 9:30am – 4:30pm (½ hour lunch closure)

1 April - 30 September 2013
Weekdays 9:30am - 5:00pm (closed for lunch - ½ hour)
Weekends & Bank Holidays 9:30am - 5:30pm (closed for lunch - ½ hour)

1 October to 1 November 2013
Weekdays, 10:00am – 3:30pm.
Weekends, 9:30am – 4:30pm (closed for lunch - ½ hour)

2 November to 30 November 2013
Weekends only, 9:30am – 4:30pm (closed for lunch - ½ hour)

1 December 2013 to 31 January 2014
Weekends only and 24th, 26th, 27th, 30th & 31st Dec, 9:30am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch - ½ hour) 

Telephone: 01433 670207

Located in Edale, this flagship centre of the Moors for the Future Partnership provides a national focus for moorland research and an inspirational experience for visitors to the Peak District National Park.  

The Moorland Centre’s design and interactive exhibitions reflect its upland setting. It has a living roof of sedum turf, intersected by a waterfall tumbling over glass panels into a pool at the entrance. The turf acts as an eco-friendly insulator, and the building is fuelled by an energy saving ground-source heat pump.

Edale is at the start of the Pennine Way and our experienced team are here to help you make the most of your visit to this spectacular area.

How to get to the Moorland Centre
By Railway: Those travelling by train should head for Edale Station.
By Road: The Moorland Centre is in Edale Village.
The best exit points from the motorways are:
northbound on M1 - exit 29 to A671
southbound on M1 - exit 36 to A61 and then on to the A57
northbound on M6 - exit 14 to A34 and then on to the A520
southbound on M6/M56/M60 - exit 27 on to the M60 and then on to the A6

From the east (M1/Sheffield/Chesterfield) take the A6187 into Hope.  Turn right at sign to Edale.
From the west (M6/Chapel/Buxton) take unclassified road from Chapel towards Castleton. Turn left at Mam Nick into the Edale Valley.

There is no public parking at the centre (except disabled).

Please use the public car parks as indicated on the map.

Visiting information
Access for visitors with disabilities

The centre is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities

Information service
National Park information, hill safety, accommodation, attractions, public transport, events 
Retail area
Maps and guide books, gifts and clothing for the outdoors
Interactive exhibitions for all ages

The Moorland Centre is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, East Midlands Development Agency, English Nature, National Trust, SITA Trust, Countryside Agency and the Moorland Association.