Kinder Scout

Kinder Scout, Peak District National Park: Address, Phone Number, Kinder Scout Reviews: 5/5

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Avux99
Cheshire, UK416 contributions
Peak District meander!
Jun 2021 • Solo
Went up Kinder Scout primarily as a warm up for Ben Nevis. It was a long walk out from Edale to Kinder Low & then on to Kinder Downfall before returning. I enjoyed Jacobs ladder. 10.6 miles, 26,500 steps. Yep, good warm up!
Written October 8, 2021
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SamanthaCoolbeans
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Boggy Marshland at the top but nice views on a clear day. Worth the effort at least once in your life!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Nice views at the top but no gift shop

We had spent around 4-5hours walking around and exploring the routes leading the top. Fantastic visuals, quite tough climbs and scrambles in places.

Sat and had a sandwich at the Kinder Low trig point, it was quite windy, maybe would be good if someone built some toilets up there too as after a couple of drinks we both needed to go number1.

The route to Kinder Downfall is worth the effort to walk, it’s quiet round that section, we decided to navigate back to Edale across the top of the boggy marshland.
This is very challenging and requires patience, good compass skills if the weather isn’t clear, and some good waterproof boots as you will probably get bogged down at least once.

Persevere and you are rewarded with total isolation and it’s great.

We took the Grinsbrook Clough scramble down… that’s a tough 200metres of vertical descent… definitely easier to climb up it rather than down it I would imagine!

All in all an epic day out, sad that there wasn’t a gift shop at the top so we could buy a souvenir letting or pencil case though.
Written September 22, 2021
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Kinder Scout
Derbyshire, UK995 contributions
Another wonderful circular walk onto Kinder Scout from Edale - the 3 crossings.
Aug 2021
My latest hike onto Kinder Scout was the iconic route from Edale that crosses the legendary Kinder plateau 3 times before returning to Edale. The hike heads up to the Ringing Roger rocks with the superb views over to Mam Tor and the Great Ridge before taking the '7 minute' crossing to the other side of the plateau. After a lovely hike along the northern path with views over towards Bleaklow, we crossed the plateau again from the top of Fairbrook Clough to reach Kinder Gates and the river Kinder. We followed the stream and the western route over the plateau to reach the true summit at 636m before crossing over to the superb rock formations on the southern path. Out route down to Edale was over the lovely Grindslow Knoll. Use the route at your own risk, prepare well. Good navigation skills are essential Outstanding.
Written August 28, 2021
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676Sarah676
Chelmsford, UK139 contributions
Well worth the climb.
Aug 2021 • Family
Great walk. Amazing views all across the peaks to Manchester. Pretty rugged so boots are a good idea. The weather changed quite a lot throughout the walk so it's definitely good to be prepared for all weather conditions. Car park in Edale is pay and display and only takes cash (£6). The walk took us 5 hours which included a few photo detours, lunch and a drink at the cafe on the way back to the car.
Written August 9, 2021
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Chris Inman
Manchester, UK30 contributions
Great Hike
Apr 2021
Always a good walk with the family as it's fairly local to me. Would recommend it to anyone, either local or visiting, if the weathers good. (it's really not so enjoyable if its miserable, but perhaps that goes without saying).
Written July 23, 2021
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Judith S
Ashton-under-Lyne, UK16 contributions
Kinderlow
Jun 2021 • Couples
I think it’s fair to say that Edale is the most popular route to join Kinder however I have to favour Hayfield. On a glorious day where the majority are heading to the coast, we’re still in a pandemic people 😷 ! There’s nothing more fulfilling than the hike up to Kinderlow End, the views are spectacular and the only crowds are the sheep grazing on the hillside. There are so many different routes to choose from, for me today was a taster to get back into the boots 🥾 🥾 so the walk down Oaken Clough was an easy option but not less satisfying. Highly recommended enjoy!
Written July 18, 2021
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Richard
Foulridge, UK953 contributions
Good walk
Jun 2021 • Couples
Planned walk from hayfield. Good walk with good weather, excellent views around.
Took about one hour and half eithier way. Definitely worth the walk and climb if in the area
Written July 15, 2021
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doofvfood
World2,793 contributions
Some bits were great for social distancing!
Jun 2021
Finally managed to visit Kinder Scout after a long time of intending to! We went from the near the Bowden Bridge car park and took the route above the reservoir, through William Clough, joining the Pennine Way, skirting round the reservoir to Kinder Downfall and the ‘summit’ then back down past the Edale cross and some farmland. There was quite a lot of scrambling, crossing of streams which can be a bit wet and slippery, trekking through rocky terrain which is really beautiful but also challenging in the windy and cold conditions. It took us 5 and a half hours, with occasional stopping for pictures 😊 It was an interesting walk due to the varied landscape we passed through. On the journey back, there were quite a few people heading up from the Jacob’s Ladder route, so glad we had started early in the morning and went through a less ‘popular’ route. Definitely recommended!
Written June 14, 2021
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Hard walk but very rewarding
Jun 2021 • Couples
First of all we are approaching 60 and have limited and intermittent walking experience, so for us this was a hard hike of 11 miles (18km) and took us 5 hours. We had rests.
Our route started at barber booth carpark and we headed out towards Edale on Penine Way path (easy) and turned upwards towards grindsbrook clough and the plateau of Kinder Scout (hard), once on the plateau the hike goes past the wool packs rock formation all the way to swines back which is fairly easy going. At the top of Jacobs ladder the descent is medium to hard for us untill we arrive at the small river noe and the small bridge and the defined penine way path. Easy mile and and a half back to the carpark. Some routes and paths are not signed so you will need an OS map of the area and know how to use it or a route marked out on your phone with google maps, wi fi is ok in this area. Take plenty of water and snacks, at least 1.5 litres of water per person. Proper ankle support walking boots are essential. On sunny days there is little shade so a cap and sunscreen is recommended. The views on top of Kinder Scout are outstanding.
Written June 8, 2021
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MrsSAJennings
London, UK404 contributions
A hike not to be missed.
May 2021 • Couples
Kinder Scout was a hike hubby and I wanted to do while staying in the Peak District.
After sourcing a route ….. as their are many to chose from …. We decided to go from Hill Houses and do a circular route.
This route took us through green fields with sheep to thin footpaths around the edge of the mountain.
There was hardly any other people taking this route.
We reached the summit after a 3 hour hike, but we did take some detours along the way for some good pictures.
After spending 30 minutes or so taking pictures and grabbing a drink and bite to eat we made our way down, time on a more obvious path with a lot more hikers.
The path down to hill houses is very cobbled so you will need good hiking footwear as you can roll you ankle very easily, and poles would help too.
We completed this hike in just over 5 hours.
Check the weather before hiking. You need a good level of fitness to do this hike.
Written June 6, 2021
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