Kinder Scout from Edale

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Submitted by Timwoods on 05 September 2007
OS Explorer Map: OL1 - The Peak District
 
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A circular, full-day mountain (above 600m) walk in national park Peak District (England) starting at Edale Station, Derbyshire, about 11km (roughly 7 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs. Experience some of England's finest, bleakest moorland - Kinder Scout, the start of the Pennine Way. This route takes you along two pleasant rivers as well - a fine day out. Kinder was the site of the mass trespass in 1932, when 500 walkers descended here to demand the 'right to ramble'. They couldn't have chosen a more suitable place - it's one of the most popular spots for walking in the UK, now owned and cared for by the National Trust. Start: Edale Station, OS Grid: SK123852 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 631m (2071ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 1239m (4067ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 608m (1996ft)
Max. Elevation: 590m (1935ft)

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OS Grid: SK123852
Start the walk at Edale station, on the line between Sheffield and Manchester. Peak bus services all pass through here.
About 2 km (roughly 2 miles) from 1 OS Grid: SK102852
From the station, head into Edale village. You will see signs for the Pennine Way - follow these to the hamlet of Upper Booth, along the lower slopes of Kinder.
About 3 km (roughly 2 miles) from 2 OS Grid: SK079864
Continue on the Pennine Way up the Jacob's Ladder footpath. This path is quite steep. When it starts to level out, you will see the rocky outcrops, carved into curiously-shaped towers by the wind, that characterise Kinder Scout.
About 3 km (roughly 2 miles) from 3 OS Grid: SK109868
Follow the southern edge of the Kinder Scout plateau - it's worth wandering into the boggy landscape where you can play in the mud or look for the grouse! That's 'grouse' as a plural - there's more than one, of course.
About 2 km (roughly 1 miles) from 4 OS Grid: SK122859
Follow the path from Kinder Scout back into Edale village. The Old Nag's Head pub is well worth a visit. From here, it's a short walk back to Edale station.
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Boothy  commented on 07 May 2011
Broken GPX download link
Hi Tim, Would love to download this GPX walk,... but the link appears to be broken :O( Hope to hear from you when it gets fixed. Brilliant website ! Cheers, Dave.
Dave Booth  commented on 07 May 2011
Fixed link
Cheers Patrik, For both sorting the link, and altering my user name. Much appreciated. Shall be back after my walking holiday in Barmouth, (hopefully in the Sun, huh?) Dave.
Stoneheeps  commented on 19 May 2012
Broken GPX download link
Would love to download this GPX walk,... but the link appears to be broken
patrikG  commented on 20 May 2012
GPX-download works fine
Hi, I've just tried downloading the GPX-file, it works fine (you need to be logged-in, though). If you are and the link doesn't show up, press CTRL and F5 simultaneously on your keyboard. This will refresh the page in your browser and the link should work for you.
B. Rawling  commented on 23 July 2013
Map order
Good day, I would like to buy a laminated map of the Castleton/Kinder Scout area. I terminated my PayPal account due to fraud. Does your company accept payment by Visa card?
Timwoods  commented on 23 July 2013
Map order
Hello, we don't sell the maps directly, but if you contact Aqua3 they should be able to help you: http://www.aqua3.com/contact.asp Just mention you came through Car Free Walks and they will give you the 10% discount, I am sure.
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