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Kinder Scout

Peak District National Park, England
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Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Absolutly beautiful part of the world . Stunning walks and views . Also some fantastic towns to visit in the nearby area . One word of warning , if you are walking on the high peak make sure you have suitable clothing as the weather can change in minutes .

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I absolutely loved this walk. Starting at Edale, there was plenty of parking at a decent price. While the majority of the path is paved or worn dirt tracks up to the plateau, it is important to bring a map. There is limited signage and parts of the top of the plateau is a maze of paths littered through a... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We did this walk from Edale going up Grindsbrook. It followed the stream most of the way. The last part looked daunting but we quickly made our ascent clambering over the stable rocks.We went on a beautiful clear day and the views were amazing both on the way up and from the top. We decided to make our return journey... More

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The walk up to the top gives you views which gradually becomes more beautiful as you get higher. Although this is the highest part of the Peak District, the walk is not too steep. There are lots of streams and waterfalls on the way up which adds to the beauty of the walk. Once at the top there are lovely... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What a beautiful place! I have spent hours on the plateau and walking up to it. I find that the walk from the main road (crossed by the Pennine Way) is the easiest ascent with Grindsbrook being the hardest. The path up from the old quarry is somewhere in between - depending on whether you go via Tunstead Farm or... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I've always had a soft spot for Kinder Scout since walking holidays as a teenager. I note a great deal of reviews suggesting it's a disappointing peat bog when you get there. That's not the case. Best route I always think is to go up from Edale station, via Grindsbrook Clough, then the easiest way back is to walk due... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have spent many happy hour walking in the peal district but never ventured to the Kinder area until last week. I spent two days walking from Edale and from Hayfield round kinder downfall. This has to be some of the highlights of my Peak District walks. If you get a chance ... Do it.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Kinder Scout is the highest point in the Peaks and in Derbyshire. It is just a mountain. As such, it attracts many walkers simply bent on reaching the somewhat disappointing summit from which the views are quite frankly miserable as it is fundamentally the highest point of a plateau. If you are actually on the Scout, of course, then you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Beautiful place to walk, parking can be hard when busy. The views when you reach the summit are the best. Will be back asap

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Walked up through Jacob's ladder and around the Kinder Area. Plenty of boggy peat, and very steep inclines. Beautiful views, what a breathtaking place. Certainly exercises your legs and lungs.

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