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Kinder Scout

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Address: Peak District National Park, England
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Cold and windy but beautiful place

Plan ahead in adverse weather. It's very exposed and can be cold at the top. Worth it though. Would like to try it in the summer months.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Matt F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan ahead in adverse weather. It's very exposed and can be cold at the top. Worth it though. Would like to try it in the summer months.

Thank Matt F
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good, hearty walk suitable for most abilities (we saw a women with a baby on her back and a 3 year old) after an initial steep but well marked climb the top is a relative slope. Lovely views and great to have a well earned picnic at the top. Lovely village at the base.

Thank maria g
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We did this walk in Early December on a very windy day. The main challenge is the initial ascent but one you are up it's only very gradual up's and downs but the terrain can be very rocky so tread carefully and wear the appropriate hiking shoes. Some beautiful views and a stunning part of the world. There is a... More 

Thank Ade M
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I visited Kinder Scout again during the Christmas holidays having seen some amazing photographs on a face book page - called 'Kinder Scout'. Whilst the weather wasnt as kind as when the photos were taken, we still had a great time. We walked along the Grindsbrook skyline and had a brilliant adventure. I'd thoroughly recommend the website for the great... More 

Thank JackieTrainor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We hiked here for a whole day earlier on this year and it was absolutely beautiful - the scenery was stunning and the area was well maintained and preserved. The view from the top was perfect and the rock formations around the summit were brilliant. This walk is not too strenuous and brilliant all through the year, although it was... More 

1 Thank Aaron A
Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Lots of lovely walks but make sure you are kitted out for the conditions - it can be cold on top, the mist can come down and navigation isn't always easy whilst avoiding the bogs! Despite all that the views are spectacular and this is well worth the climb.

1 Thank Ashley C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Me and my 6 friends followed Grindsbrook from Edale to Kinder Scout.This walk requires a good level of fitness to climb the rock scramble at the top of the brook. Our average age was late 60yrs but we are all regular ramblers. We did a circular walk back to Edale to include the Pennine way. We were given some directions... More 

Thank ruth j
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We walked this in October, it was beautiful. Make sure you have the right gear though, hiking boots and waterproofs are essential. Also take a map and know how to use it, there are pathways but it is very easy to take a wrong fork and become lost.

Thank jacnstevex
New Mills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Good for regular walkers, hikers. go prepared for weather changes-the summit is prone to sudden changes. monitor weather before going, if visibility is poor, plan to do it another day. Allow 3-4.5 hours depending on fitness and ability. this is based on starting close to the reservoir and going via Williams Clough, across the top and back down. This walk... More 

Thank P C
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is the largest and grandest plateau in the 'Dark Peak'. It is a very fascinating area to hike in clear visibility but extremely imposing when there is mist around.

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