Walk #13: Edale and Kinder Scout
Map of the walk
Maps courtesy of Google Maps. Route for indicative purposes only, and may have been plotted after the walk. Please let me have comments on what you think of this new format. For a detailed table of timings for this walk, please see the table file.
This was a pleasant walk following the first few miles of the Pennine Way onto Kinder Scout. The weather was beautifully sunny, and a glider flew overhead as I approached Kinder Downfall. There was some thick snow on the top, hiding the worst of the groughs. All in all it was a superb day for a great walk over Kinder. At one point I slipped into one of these, and when I clambered out my gaiters were filled with wet slush and snow. Even this mild problem could not put a dampener on a wonderful day's walk.
Simply follow the Pennine Way from Edale to Kinder Downfall via Jacobs Ladder and back. If the weather is good you may want to return from Kinder Downfall via Grindsbrook Clough and the centre of Kinder, but on the day in question the weather was not good enough - the snow was too deep!
This walk is a nice strenuous hike with a fairly steep climb from Jacobs Ladder up to the Kinder Low Trig Point. Routefinding is very easy as this route follows the first 5-6 miles of the Pennine Way.
This makes a total distance of 11.0 miles, with 2352 feet of ascent and 2352 feet of descent.
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And finally, enjoy your walking!