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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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Have wanted to walk up Kinder Scout for years in the footsteps of the mass trespassers, whom we owe so much! Started from Edale, and headed up Jacobs Ladder, start of Penine Way. Headed to woolpacks and then descended via old penine way which was rather treacherous, but ok if you are fit and healty and sure footed (its a... More

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liverpool
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Prepare your legs and lungs if you're going to the top via Grindsbrook but well worth it. The tough scramble is rewarded with stunning views and weird and wonderful rock formations. The majority of the path is paved or worn dirt tracks but I suggest to bring a map as there is a lack of any helpful signs. Edale has... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A great walk starting from Bowden Bridge car park near Hayfield (car park fee- up to £4.50 a day or free on the side of the road). You can follow the path on the left hand side of the reservoir and then William Clough until you join the Penine Way or take the right turn and walk up the hill... More

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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 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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