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Beneath Kinder Scout

A moderate walk (countryside) in national park Peak District in Derbyshire, England, about 12.23km (7.60 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 494m (1620ft)
Loss 466m (1528ft)
Max. Elevation 570m (1870ft)
Elevation (total) 960m (3148ft)
Start & End
Chinley
Distance 12.23km
(7.6mi)
Duration ~5:00
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by Anonymous Walker on 11 Jan 2013
If you have done Kinder and are looking for an alternative, this is the route for you. This is also an option if the weather's not good for a day on the tops. Rather than head up to the peat hags, this walk follows the paths that furrow beneath its south-west corner. The Manchester to Sheffield line is your transport - stations lie at each end.

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid SK040827
Take the train to Chinley.
Chinley Churn About 1.54 km (~0.96 miles) from
OS Grid SK037842
The path runs beneath the grassy crag at Chinley Churn.
Chinley Head About 1.17 km (~0.73 miles) from
OS Grid SK048842
Drop down to Chinley Head and cross the road carefully.
Mount Famine About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid SK056846
Just above is Mount Famine. Climb it.
Brown Knoll About 2.73 km (~1.7 miles) from
OS Grid SK083851
From here, follow the long shoulder of Brown Knoll, just below Kinder Scout.
Pennine Way About 0.99 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid SK080861
Just north, between Brown Knoll and Kinder, runs the Pennine Way. Drop down the northern slope to meet this icon of British walking.
Upper Booth About 2.30 km (~1.43 miles) from
OS Grid SK102853
The Pennine Way leads you through Upper Booth, a small hamlet at the far end of the Vale of Edale.
Edale About 2.15 km (~1.34 miles) from
OS Grid SK123858
As you can imagine, the path is fairly well trodden en route to Edale. You shouldn't really get lost here.
Edale Station About 0.49 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SK122853
After a pint in the pub, walk through the village to the station for the train home.

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