A linear, full-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in national park Peak District (England) starting at Hayfield bus station, Derbyshire, about 14.3km (roughly 8.9 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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This walk takes you across one of England's most famous moors, Kinder Scout. Kinder merits several visits, as it has a changing mood and appearance in different seasons. Tackling the northern end also allows for a bit of climbing on the spectacular boulders, which have been cut into many curious shapes by the wind. Finish the walk by heading to Edale.
Hayfield bus station, OS Grid: SK035867 End: Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, England, OS Grid: SK123856
About 1.6 km (roughly 1 miles) from 2OS Grid: SK067899
The path from William Clough crosses the Pennine Way. At this point, head southeast onto the moor. On the plateau, though, stick to the northern edge of Kinder Scout. The whole plateau is now managed by the National Trust.
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 4OS Grid: SK093890
This is the business end of the walk. Crossing Kinder Scout in good weather is a UK walking highlight - nowhere quite like it. In anything less, it's a real challenge. Pathless and disorientating in cloud or bad weather, you will need to have heeded that warning on all walking guides - bring a compass and know how to use it. If it's really looking rough, stick to the edge of the moor until you reach Blackden Moor, where it is a much shorter distance to cross. And be reassured that at least there are no beasts on the moor (unlike Bodmin or Dartmoor).
About 2.3 km (roughly 1.5 miles) from 6OS Grid: SK123856
There are good transport links from Edale, as there is a train station as well as buses. It also makes a great place to camp, with a good pub and a choice of nearby campsites, so why not make a weekend of it and explore the southern side of Kinder Scout the next day?
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