Start: Bowden Bridge car park.
Turn right and follow the road towards Hayfield. You will pass the ‘Sportsman Inn’ on the right. Reach the green signpost-marking the start of the Snake Path turn right onto this public footpath.
Follow this footpath up the hill until you reach a kissing gate. Pass through this gate and then over the next stile.
Walk through the field and another kissing gate to reach trees. After passing the trees go through another kissing gate onto National Trust land on the Snake Path. Follow the tracks through the fields – you will go through two kissing gates.
When you reach the National Trust sign there should be a white shooting cabin to the left. Take the track to the right signposted Snake Inn and Edale. Where the path forks take the higher left hand track.
Follow the path to William Clough, where a wooden bridge will be. Cross the bridge and follow the path to the right going uphill. Go through two gates, after the second gate follow the track to the right. Cross the stream, and follow the path. Stay on the track through a field until you reach another stile. Go over and cross the wooden bridge.
Continue straight on the track and uphill, which bares right as it lead towards the pine tree plantations.
Stay on the same track which will turn left uphill, follow this until you reach the gate.
Follow the path downhill through the field towards the trees at the bottom of the valley, cross the stile. Then cross the stream. Go over another stile to the right. Follow the track along the woodland edge.
The path will eventually start to go downhill leading to a gate. Go through this gate and turn left onto the road. Follow this road for about 1.3km back to the car park.