• Photo of Kinder Scout - Peak District
  • Photo of Kinder Scout - Peak District
  • Photo of Kinder Scout - Peak District
  • Photo of Kinder Scout - Peak District
  • Photo of Kinder Scout - Peak District
  • Photo of Kinder Scout - Peak District

Time  6 hours 4 minutes

Coordinates 2326

Uploaded March 16, 2014

Recorded September 2012

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near Edale, England (United Kingdom)

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Itinerary: Edale - Jacob's Ladder (Pennine Way) - Kinder Low (633m) - Kinder Downfall - Kinder Low - Edale Head - Pym Chair - Crowden Tower - Grinds Brook - Edale
Mapping: Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 1: 50000, sheet No. 110 (Sheffield-Huddersfield)

Route through the characteristic lands (moors) of the Peak District, a natural park located in the E of the city of Manchester and formed by tabular reliefs of sandstone with moderate altitudes (500-600m) and which form extensive plateaus. It is an immense terrain with great development of peat soils due to copious rainfall in the area. Often it is covered by fog creating a particularly dark atmosphere and inhospitable atmosphere, but it has a great charm. Because it rains very abundantly (wear clothes for rain if or not and there are no more leggings) everything is green and water runs everywhere, so that the terrain can be really very muddy (notice to sailors from other drier areas), possibly the best months to avoid muddling is in summer. In the Kinder Scout sector there are also rock monoliths, in the form of sentinels in the middle of nowhere. Spectacular landscape, I wish you luck and have a bit of sunshine, the famous "sunny spells" of Manchester (it was not my case on several occasions that I walked through these places).

Access to the Kinder Scout from Edale is convenient since there is a direct train from Manchester, the excursion is circular and it can be done in both directions although I recommend taking the Pennine Way to the East (much well indicated), but the route can be extended along the width of the plateau and can be lowered again through several valleys or ravines. The Pennine Way crosses the entire GR mountain range from north to south (or vice versa) and gives a lot of play to make a complete, highly recommended route!

In my case, I initially followed the Pennine Way to the Jacob's Ladder, which is a section of bowls with large cobblestones that goes back to the bottom of the Edale Valley to access the upper part of the "moors". Hence different ways can be made through the vastness of the Kinder Scout, several of the mentioned monoliths that have characteristic names stand out. If you want to know more about this area in the north of England, go to the official Peak District link (http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/), or to the Englishman walking blog (http : //www.walkingenglishman.com/peakdistrict.htm).

This if you have fogs in these regions, you need to know a bit the terrain, basic witchcraft and map and help the GPS if necessary.

Finally, the pub next to the station is an excellent point to finish the trip with some good pints!

5 comments

  • Photo of Xondu

    Xondu Mar 18, 2014

    Una zona molt interessant, vaig passar-hi les passades vacances i tinc ganes de tornar-hi.

  • Photo of j&jrock

    j&jrock Mar 18, 2014

    I do agree completely!
    Des de l'entorn de Manchester-Liverpool tens possiblement un dels millors camps base per a poder explorar les zones més "munntanyeres" d'UK, bé al Peak District, els Yorkshire Dales o els Lakes o baixant, bé cap a Gales Snowdonia i Brecon Beacons. I sense oblidar Scotland, és clar!

  • Photo of Luke Agger-Joynes

    Luke Agger-Joynes Jun 14, 2017

    Direct translation to EN (with errors):

    "Itinerary: Edale - Jacob's Ladder (Pennine Way) - Kinder Low (633m) - Kinder Downfall - Kinder Low - Edale Head - Pym Chair - Crowd Tower - Grinds Brook - Edale
    Cartography: Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 1: 50,000, sheet nº 110 ( Sheffield-Huddersfield)

    Tour features badlands (moors) of the Peak District natural park located in the east of the city of Manchester and tabular format for relief sandstone with moderate altitudes (500-600m) and forming extensive plateaus. It is a vast land with extensive peat soil due to heavy rainfall in the area. Is often covered by fog, creating an atmosphere particularly dark and inhòspot place, still has great charm. As it rains very heavily (if you wear rain or more and are not some leggings) everything is green and the water runs everywhere, so that the land can be really very, very muddy (notice to mariners from other drier), possibly the best months to avoid the mire it in summer. In the sector of Kinder Scout also include rock monoliths in sentry mode middle of nowhere. Spectacular scenery, I wish you good luck and have a little sun, the famous "sunny spells" Manchester (was not my case on several occasions that I walked in these parts).

    The access to Kinder Scout from Edale is convenient because there are direct train from Manchester, the walk is circular and can be done both ways but I recommend taking the Pennine Way eastward (very well indicated), however the route can be extended far and wide plateau and you can go back down several valleys or ravines. The Pennine Way passes by way of GR all this mountain chain from north to south (or vice versa) and it can play for a full crosses, highly recommended!

    In my case I went initially to the Pennine Way Jacob's Ladder, a stretch loops with large slabs that overcomes the valley of Edale to access the top of the "moors". Hence already being can be different routes to the immensity of Kinder Scout, the monoliths mentioned include several features that have names. If you would like further information or to know more about this area of the north of England to visit the official link of Peak District (http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/) or walking Englishman blog (http : //www.walkingenglishman.com/peakdistrict.htm).

    This account if the fog in these regions must know a little ground, bring basic compass and map GPS and help if needed.

    Finally, the pub next to the station is an excellent point to finish the trip with good paint!"

  • Photo of j&jrock

    j&jrock Jun 14, 2017

    A very comprehensive description of this route and a lot of other possibilities in the Peak District area, just looking forward to repeat it again!!!! Thanks so much Luke.

  • gbeaucage Jun 17, 2018

    Last part is dangerous. There are several other safe ways down the mountain. At the end near town there is a nice brook and forested area.

  • gbeaucage Jun 17, 2018

    Last part is dangerous. There are several other safe ways down the mountain. At the end near town there is a nice brook and forested area.

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