Kinder Scout from Edale
A circular, full-day mountain (above 600m) walk in national park Peak District (England) starting at Edale Station, Derbyshire, about 10.3km (roughly 6.4 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Start: Edale Station, OS Grid: SK123852
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Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)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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A half-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in Peak District from Edale, England, 6.1km (~3.8m) long.
A half-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in Peak District from Edale Station, England, 16.5km (~10.3m) long.
Start the walk at Edale station, on the line between Sheffield and Manchester. Peak bus services all pass through here.
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.
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.
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.
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.