Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough

Wild moorland and the Pennine Way


Route outline for walk d135:

Birchin Clough  -  A57 Snake Pass  -  Lady Clough  -  River Ashop  -  Rough Bank  -  Fair Brook  -  Kinder Scout  -  Edale Moor  -  Kinder Plateau  -  Kinder Downfall  -  The Pennine Way  -  The Edge (Kinder Scout)  -  Ashop Head  -  Mill Hill (Ashop Head)  -  Black Ashop Moor  -  Within Clough  -  Red Clough  -  Upper Gate Clough  -  Ashop Clough  -  Birchin Clough




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttall
1
English
Nuttall
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
1
Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Kinder Scout at 636m (2087ft). Kinder Scout is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (156th highest in England, 265th highest in England & Wales) Kinder Scout is also known as an English Nuttall (207th highest in England, 356th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (47th highest in England, 710th highest in the UK). Kinder Scout is the highest point in The Peak District National Park and the highest point in the county of Derbyshire.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of The Edge (Kinder Scout) at 624m (2048ft). The Edge (Kinder Scout) is known as an English Bridget. The summit of The Edge (Kinder Scout) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

You will also reach the summit of Mill Hill (Ashop Head) at 544m (1785ft). Mill Hill (Ashop Head) is also known as an English Dewey (87th highest in England, 198th in England & Wales)

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Pennine Way, a 404km (251 miles) linear footpath connecting Edale in Derbyshire, England with Kirk Yetholm in The Borders, Scotland. The Pennine Way is waymarked by a National Trail Acorn. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Pennine Way.


You can find more walks near this one 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


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough

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Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - River Ashop

River Ashop

Photo: Mick Coxon (6)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Birchin Clough

Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (19)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - The River Kinder just before it tumbles down Kinder Downfall

The River Kinder just before it tumbles down Kinder Downfall

Photo: Fran Brewin (2)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Mist and low cloud over Grindsbrook Clough, Kinder Scout

Mist and low cloud over Grindsbrook Clough, Kinder Scout

Photo: Peter Royle (21)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Scout

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Scout

Photo: Ray Foster (1)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Lady Clough from Lady Clough Bridge

Lady Clough from Lady Clough Bridge

Photo: Robert Hardy (29)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Dorsal Finn (123)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - At Kinder Downfall

At Kinder Downfall

Photo: Steve Gilmore (3)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - The view from the top of Kinder Downfall

The view from the top of Kinder Downfall

Photo: Dorsal Finn (126)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - The River Ashop

The River Ashop

Photo: Steve Lowe (1)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Mill Hill (Ashop Head) and the top of William Clough from the large cairn W of The Edge (Kinder Scout)

Mill Hill (Ashop Head) and the top of William Clough from the large cairn W of The Edge (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Peter Royle (31)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Top Dog Hikers on Kinder Scout

Top Dog Hikers on Kinder Scout

Photo: Stewart Green (4)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Rock sculptured by the wind on The Edge (Kinder Scout)

Rock sculptured by the wind on The Edge (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Robert Hardy (13)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Ben Lockett (8)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Stella Whittaker (9)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Me on Kinder Downfall with Kinder Reservoir behind

Me on Kinder Downfall with Kinder Reservoir behind

Photo: Dorsal Finn (122)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Near Sandy Heys on The Pennine Way approaching Kinder Downfall with Cluther Rocks beyond

Near Sandy Heys on The Pennine Way approaching Kinder Downfall with Cluther Rocks beyond

Photo: Stella Whittaker (5)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Rock sculptures on The Edge (Kinder Scout)

Rock sculptures on The Edge (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Robert Hardy (11)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - Rob, Big Truck and Carl crossing Edale Moor heading for Grindlsow Knoll

Rob, Big Truck and Carl crossing Edale Moor heading for Grindlsow Knoll

Photo: Dorsal Finn (129)

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough - The River Ashop near Birchin Clough

The River Ashop near Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (27)


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