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Address: Peak District National Park, England

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Wonderful, but needs preparation

I have not been up on Kinder for over 50 years, and then always from the popular Edale side. This time I parked at the top of the Snake Pass (A57) and walked south over what I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been up on Kinder for over 50 years, and then always from the popular Edale side. This time I parked at the top of the Snake Pass (A57) and walked south over what I remembered as almost impossible wet bog, now quickly accessible with the gritstone slabs (recycled from derelict mills) that reduce walker impact to a... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from Edale to Jacobs Ladder which was very enjoyable. The path along the Pennine Way was very clear and very well maintained - made for easy and enjoyable walking. The mistake that we made was to turn right at the waterfall so that we could loop back along the moor top. This is where the path disappeared as... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We walked from Edale along the Pennine way, up Jacobs ladder, to the Downfall, turn right and head back to Edale. (All in 6 hrs including lunch and drink stops plus the kids. ) Before Jacobs it's a dream, in fact underwhelming walk wise but beautiful. After Jacobs (which is 7/10 tough) this place is more or less impossible to... More 

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Manchester
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

If you're hoping to be alone with your thoughts, and have a peaceful walk, don't bother at the weekend! I've encountered less people on my local high street on a Saturday afternoon than I did on the walk to Kinder Scout via Grindsbrook Clough!! Plus, a lot of the people certainly weren't enjoying their surroundings, they were talking loudly about... More 

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Thank MetalheadManchester
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

If you like walking then this is well worth a visit. You can follow the trail of the kinder trespass which was an important point in history for trekkers. As you would expect there are some challenging climbs but it's worth it for the views.

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Thank Zinger B
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We walked up Kinder scout for the first time last weekend. We parked in the main edale carpark (£5) which had good toilet facilities and then made our way to the start of the path. Get there early to avoid waiting for parking. We decided to tale the path from the Penine Way up Jabobs ladder then upto the top.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I walked from Edale along the Pennine Way and then took the right hand path up Crowden Clough. It is beautiful but a very steep scramble at the top. (tougher than Grindsbrook). I walked across the plateau and then back towards Ringing Roger and down again to Edale. Marvellous. The 'Kinder Scout' facebook page of photographs was useful as I... More 

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Thank JackieTrainor
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

If you are of average fitness and are properly equipped in the boot and clothing department then the circular walk to Kinder Scout from Hayfield returning by the old packhorse route is a modestly challenging hike that shouldn't over-tax you. Even at our steady pace, and taking our time to enjoy the scenery and wildlife - not to mention lunch-... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Walked a big trail that was marked as difficult. Not being an experience hiker, I thought it would be fine. We climbed, walked, jumped etc and managed to get to Kinder Scout. What a beautiful hike that was, the views are just amazing! Well worth our day!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I went with 5 other family members, age ranging 12 to 50 and we all found it relaxing, not difficult, and enjoyable. There were no steep climbs and the views at the top was great. Will come again.

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