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Brown Knoll (Edale)
569m (1867ft)

The Dark Peak Area, The Peak District, Derbyshire, England

The summit of Brown Knoll (Edale) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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41st highest in England,
91st in England & Wales

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

Walk Brown Knoll (Edale) walking UK Mountains in The Dark Peak Area The Peak District National Park Derbyshire, England

Brown Knoll (Edale) Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd

You can find Brown Knoll (Edale) & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Peak District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL1 The Peak District - Dark Peak area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

110 Sheffield & Huddersfield, Glossop & Holmfirth


See Brown Knoll (Edale) and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

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You can walk to the top of Brown Knoll (Edale) by using any of these 4 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk d254 Brown Knoll (Edale), South Head (Hayfield) and Mount Famine from Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

A steady climb to high level views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:1,808ft (551m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 5 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk d156 Kinder Low (Kinder Scout), Brown Knoll (Edale), South Head (Hayfield) and Mount Famine from Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

A steady climb to high level views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10.75ml (17km)
Ascent:2,242ft (683m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk d162 Brown Knoll (Edale), Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) and Mam Tor via Jacob's Ladder from Edale

Fine high level walk away from the crowds - can be boggy

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:1,986ft (605m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk d214 Mount Famine, South Head and Brown Knoll from Hayfield

Bridget bagging splendour away from the crowds

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 13.5ml (21.5km)
Ascent:2,914ft (888m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Brown Knoll (Edale) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Brown Knoll (Edale)

hannah1507 walked up Brown Knoll (Edale) on April 7th, 2023 [from/via/route] d162 Brown Knoll (Edale), Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) & Mam Tor via Jacob's Ladder from Edale [with] Solo

Patrick Molloy climbed Brown Knoll (Edale) on November 22nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Solo from Mam Tor Car Park. via Lord's Seat [with] Solo [weather] Cold Clear

Jim Sallis bagged Brown Knoll (Edale) on April 12th, 2021 [weather] Snowed previous day

Tony Halliday hiked Brown Knoll (Edale) on April 3rd, 2021 [from/via/route] started from edale up Jacobs ladder onto brown knoll lords seat the ridge walk mam tor back tor & lose hill [with] jimmy my boarder terrier [weather] bit of cloud with sunny spells cold start warmed up as day went on - great walk from edale great views & perfect weather

Christine Shepherd summited Brown Knoll (Edale) on March 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked from Bowden Bridge using walk d254. [with] On my own [weather] Bright & dry with a very cold wind. - A lovely walk. The path to the trig point on Brown Knoll is now paved. Don't step off the paving slabs to take a picture though!

Wayne Linley conquered Brown Knoll (Edale) on February 24th, 2017 [from/via/route] Edale - Jacobs ladder [with] Simon fleming mate from work [weather] A little windy.Good visibility - We did the Edale circular.

Geoffrey Robertshaw scaled Brown Knoll (Edale) on August 17th, 2016 [from/via/route] Rushup Edge [weather] Sunny & great - New path is being laid to the summit of Brown Knoll

Tony Rogerson walked up Brown Knoll (Edale) on April 25th, 2010 [from/via/route] Edale Plateau Rushup Edge & Mam Tor [with] John [weather] Showers

Iain Jones climbed Brown Knoll (Edale) on November 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] Edale (Trail Run) [with] Duncan Willey - 22 August 2015 - Trail Run from Mam Tor with Graeme High

Nicola Parkinson bagged Brown Knoll (Edale) on January 2nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Route d162 from Edale via Jacob's Ladder [with] Stu [weather] Mix of cloud & sunshine. Misty on the hills. - Number of times I fell over: 1

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Brown Knoll (Edale)

Brown Knoll (Edale) trig point

Brown Knoll (Edale) trig point

Photo: Simon Jacks (8)

The paved path between Brown Knoll and South Head (Hayfield)

The paved path between Brown Knoll and South Head (Hayfield)

Photo: Simon Jacks (9)

Brown Knoll (Edale) from near Upper Booth

Brown Knoll (Edale) from near Upper Booth

Photo: Stuart Street (2)

Brown Knoll (Edale) from The Pennine Way near Upper Booth

Brown Knoll (Edale) from The Pennine Way near Upper Booth

Photo: Dorsal Finn (72)

Looking across the moor from Brown Knoll (Edale) to South Head

Looking across the moor from Brown Knoll (Edale) to South Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (747)

Brown Knoll (Edale) summit trig point

Brown Knoll (Edale) summit trig point

Photo: Stuart Street (5)


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