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


Route outline for walk d156:

- Bowden Bridge  -   Hayfield  -   Booth Sheepwash  -   Farlands  -   Broad Clough  -   Kinderlow End  -   Three Knolls  -   Cluther Rocks  -   Red Brook  -   The Pennine Way  -   Kinder Downfall  -   Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)  -   Brown Knoll (Edale)  -   South Head (Hayfield)  -   Mount Famine  -   Elle Bank  -   The Pennine Bridleway  -   Tunstead House  -   Hayfield.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
3
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Kinder Low (Kinder Scout) at 633m (2078ft). - Kinder Low (Kinder Scout) is known as a Bridget

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Brown Knoll (Edale), 569m (1867ft). Brown Knoll (Edale) is also known as an English Dewey (41st in England, 91st in England & Wales)

You will also reach the summit of South Head (Hayfield), 494m (1621ft). and a Bridget

Along the way you will also bag Mount Famine, 473m (1552ft) and a Bridget.


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL1
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 110
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk d156 Kinder Low (Kinder Scout), Brown Knoll (Edale), South Head (Hayfield) and Mount Famine from Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

In no particular order . . .

Mount Famine from South Head (Hayfield) summit cairn

Mount Famine from South Head (Hayfield) summit cairn

Photo: Simon Jacks (11)

The view from South Head (Hayfield)

The view from South Head (Hayfield)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (749)

Sculptured rock streams on a misty Kinder Scout

Sculptured rock streams on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (97)

The River Kinder just before it tumbles down Kinder Downfall

The River Kinder just before it tumbles down Kinder Downfall

Photo: Fran Brewin (2)

Looking east to Oaken Clough from the top of Mount Famine

Looking east to Oaken Clough from the top of Mount Famine

Photo: Simon Jacks (14)

Pym Chair and Crowden Tower from the Pennine Way near Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)

Pym Chair and Crowden Tower from the Pennine Way near Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Dorsal Finn (77)

Kinder Reservoir

Kinder Reservoir

Photo: Ray Foster (4)

The surprisingly sandy bed of the River Kinder on The Kinder Plateau, Kinder Scout, east of Kinder Downfall

The surprisingly sandy bed of the River Kinder on The Kinder Plateau, Kinder Scout, east of Kinder Downfall

Photo: Peter Royle (29)

Mount Famine summit

Mount Famine summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (751)

Cascading water on a misty Kinder Scout

Cascading water on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (98)

The Vale of Edale from the summit of Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

The Vale of Edale from the summit of Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Photo: Stuart Street (6)

Look out! Giant toads! Sign near Bowden Bridge Car Park, Hayfield

Look out! Giant toads! Sign near Bowden Bridge Car Park, Hayfield

Photo: Simon Jacks (17)

Crowden Head (Kinder Scout)

Crowden Head (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Ben Lockett (9)

South Head (Hayfield) summit cairn

South Head (Hayfield) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (748)

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Pearson (2)

Looking Down Red Brook from Kinder Scout

Looking Down Red Brook from Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Green (1)

Lost on a misty Kinder Scout in the Great Grimpen Mire

Lost on a misty Kinder Scout in the Great Grimpen Mire

Photo: Bob Ferguson (94)

'Caution: Toads Crossing' sign on the road near Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

'Caution: Toads Crossing' sign on the road near Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

Photo: Christine Shepherd (753)

Rob, Big Truck and Carl at the top of Kinder Downfall

Rob, Big Truck and Carl at the top of Kinder Downfall

Photo: Dorsal Finn (125)

Kinder Reservoir from The Pennine Way on The Kinder Scout Plateau near Kinder Downfall

Kinder Reservoir from The Pennine Way on The Kinder Scout Plateau near Kinder Downfall

Photo: David Morecroft (9)

The River Kinder flowing through the peat hags on The Kinder Scout Plateau

The River Kinder flowing through the peat hags on The Kinder Scout Plateau

Photo: David Morecroft (8)

My wife and daughter on Kinder Scout

My wife and daughter on Kinder Scout

Photo: Keith Sloane (1)

South Head (Hayfield)

South Head (Hayfield)

Photo: Simon Jacks (10)

Myself and Steve Taylor on the top of Fairfield in thick mist

Myself and Steve Taylor on the top of Fairfield in thick mist

Photo: Steve Gilmore (4)

Caldron on a misty Kinder Scout

Caldron on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (100)

Kinder Downfall on Kinder Scout

Kinder Downfall on Kinder Scout

Photo: Mike Kinsey (1)

Edale Cross

Edale Cross

Photo: Simon Jacks (6)

Kinder reservoir from the top of Kinder Downfall

Kinder reservoir from the top of Kinder Downfall

Photo: Stella Whittaker (12)

Blake Mere (Merryton Low)

Blake Mere (Merryton Low)

Photo: Bob Green (3)

The River Ashop in Ashop Clough with The Kinder Scout Plateau above

The River Ashop in Ashop Clough with The Kinder Scout Plateau above

Photo: David Morecroft (10)

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn taken from Hole-in-the-Wall at the beginning of Striding Edge

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn taken from Hole-in-the-Wall at the beginning of Striding Edge

Photo: Stella Whittaker (13)

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Stella Whittaker (9)

Peel Tower

Peel Tower

Photo: Christine Shepherd (754)

Kinder Low (Kinder Scout) trig point

Kinder Low (Kinder Scout) trig point

Photo: Simon Jacks (5)

The rather Narnia-like stone table above Mermaid's Pool near The Edge (Kinder Scout), Kinder Scout

The rather Narnia-like stone table above Mermaid's Pool near The Edge (Kinder Scout), Kinder Scout

Photo: Peter Royle (30)

The Schil from the Pennine Way at Black Hag (Hethpool)

The Schil from the Pennine Way at Black Hag (Hethpool)

Photo: Mike Knipe (233)

A snowy mothers day on Kinder Scout

A snowy mothers day on Kinder Scout

Photo: Martin Wardroper (5)

Sculptured rocks on a misty Kinder Scout

Sculptured rocks on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (96)

Ringing Roger, Kinder Scout

Ringing Roger, Kinder Scout

Photo: Peter Royle (18)

Kinder Reservoir from Red Brook

Kinder Reservoir from Red Brook

Photo: Simon Jacks (3)

Old packhorse bridge near Bowden Bridge Car Park, Hayfield

Old packhorse bridge near Bowden Bridge Car Park, Hayfield

Photo: Simon Jacks (18)

An interesting rock on the top of Upper Tor, Kinder Scout

An interesting rock on the top of Upper Tor, Kinder Scout

Photo: Peter Royle (22)

The River Kinder being blown 'up' Kinder Downfall

The River Kinder being blown 'up' Kinder Downfall

Photo: Mike Knipe (232)

On Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)

On Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Fran Brewin (1)

Me on Kinder Downfall wondering what happened to the waterfall

Me on Kinder Downfall wondering what happened to the waterfall

Photo: Peter Pearson (3)

The River Kinder at Kinder Gates on Kinder Scout, east of Kinder Downfall

The River Kinder at Kinder Gates on Kinder Scout, east of Kinder Downfall

Photo: Peter Royle (28)

Its getting a bit wet and windy on a misty Kinder Scout

Its getting a bit wet and windy on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (101)

Rock formations on the northern edge of Kinder Scout with Featherbed Moss over Black Ashop Moor in the background.

Rock formations on the northern edge of Kinder Scout with Featherbed Moss over Black Ashop Moor in the background.

Photo: Paul Tonge (1)

The Pennine Way on Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)

The Pennine Way on Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Judith Thiery (4)

Yours truly on Crib Goch

Yours truly on Crib Goch

Photo: Martin Wardroper (4)

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Scout

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Scout

Photo: Ray Foster (1)

South Head (Hayfield) from the top of Mount Famine

South Head (Hayfield) from the top of Mount Famine

Photo: Simon Jacks (12)

Brown Knoll (Edale) summit trig point

Brown Knoll (Edale) summit trig point

Photo: Stuart Street (5)

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Downfall

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Downfall

Photo: Ray Foster (2)

Rob, Big Truck and Carl at the top of Kinder Downfall

Rob, Big Truck and Carl at the top of Kinder Downfall

Photo: Dorsal Finn (124)

The River Kinder being blown UP Kinder Downfall by the wind

The River Kinder being blown UP Kinder Downfall by the wind

Photo: Ian Windle (49)

Water being blown UP Kinder Downfall by the wind

Water being blown UP Kinder Downfall by the wind

Photo: Dorian Tompkins (1)

Rock formations in Kinder Scout

Rock formations in Kinder Scout

Photo: David Atherton (12)

The River Kinder on Kinder Scout near Kinder Downfall

The River Kinder on Kinder Scout near Kinder Downfall

Photo: Stuart Sutton (1)

Getting mugged by sheep at Kinder Downfall

Getting mugged by sheep at Kinder Downfall

Photo: Steve Gilmore (1)

My friend Wiktor on the top of Kinder Scout with Hayfield Reservoir shimmering below

My friend Wiktor on the top of Kinder Scout with Hayfield Reservoir shimmering below

Photo: Bartek Stanny (1)

The view from the top of Kinder Downfall

The view from the top of Kinder Downfall

Photo: Dorsal Finn (126)

My friends and me on Kinder Scout

My friends and me on Kinder Scout

Photo: Maccs Pescatore (1)

Kinder Downfall on Kinder Scout

Kinder Downfall on Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Green (2)

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Dorsal Finn (79)

Into the abyss on a misty Kinder Scout

Into the abyss on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (95)

Carl finds his camera at Kinder Downfall

Carl finds his camera at Kinder Downfall

Photo: Dorsal Finn (121)

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Roger Thornber (2)

Looking South West from Kinder Downfall

Looking South West from Kinder Downfall

Photo: Stella Whittaker (6)

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Stella Whittaker (10)

Rock formation near Kinder Downfall

Rock formation near Kinder Downfall

Photo: Stella Whittaker (7)

The River Kinder flowing towards the waterfall at Kinder Downfall on the Kinder Scout Plateau

The River Kinder flowing towards the waterfall at Kinder Downfall on the Kinder Scout Plateau

Photo: David Morecroft (6)

Kinder Reservoir and Mermaid's Pool from near the Kinder Downfall, Kinder Scout

Kinder Reservoir and Mermaid's Pool from near the Kinder Downfall, Kinder Scout

Photo: Peter Royle (23)

At Kinder Downfall

At Kinder Downfall

Photo: Steve Gilmore (3)

Kinder Downfall with Kinder Reservoir beyond

Kinder Downfall with Kinder Reservoir beyond

Photo: Alison Everett (1)

Kinder Downfall frozen solid

Kinder Downfall frozen solid

Photo: Peter Royle (10)

Edale from Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)

Edale from Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Stuart Sutton (3)

Scafell Pike summit

Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Stewart Green (5)

The top of Red Brook in mist

The top of Red Brook in mist

Photo: Simon Jacks (4)

My partner Steve Bradbury on the summit of Mount Famine just as the mist lifted giving a glorious sunny day

My partner Steve Bradbury on the summit of Mount Famine just as the mist lifted giving a glorious sunny day

Photo: Janice Hoare (1)

Rob, Big Truck and Carl at the top of Kinder Downfall

Rob, Big Truck and Carl at the top of Kinder Downfall

Photo: Dorsal Finn (127)

Top Dog Hikers on Kinder Scout

Top Dog Hikers on Kinder Scout

Photo: Stewart Green (4)

Above Kinder Downfall with the Hayfield valley beyond

Above Kinder Downfall with the Hayfield valley beyond

Photo: Steve Gilmore (2)

The pretty village of Hollinsclough

The pretty village of Hollinsclough

Photo: Richard Hooper (25)

Loch Linnhe (left), Fort William and Loch Eil from Ben Nevis

Loch Linnhe (left), Fort William and Loch Eil from Ben Nevis

Photo: Peter Royle (11)

On the Kinder Scout plateau

On the Kinder Scout plateau

Photo: Clare Duiker (1)

The River Kinder from Kinder Downfall

The River Kinder from Kinder Downfall

Photo: Ben Lockett (7)

Kinder Low (Kinder Scout) trig point

Kinder Low (Kinder Scout) trig point

Photo: Dorsal Finn (78)

Kinder Downfall Waterfall

Kinder Downfall Waterfall

Photo: David Morecroft (7)

Caldron on a misty Kinder Scout

Caldron on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (99)

Rocks on the Mount Famine ridge

Rocks on the Mount Famine ridge

Photo: Simon Jacks (15)

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Dorsal Finn (123)

The bottom of Jacob's Ladder (Edale)

The bottom of Jacob's Ladder (Edale)

Photo: Stuart Sutton (2)

Brown Knoll summit Trig Point

Brown Knoll summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (746)

The River Kinder at the top of Kinder Downfall

The River Kinder at the top of Kinder Downfall

Photo: Judith Thiery (3)

South Head (Hayfield) and Mount Famine from the Pennine Bridleway near Elle Bank

South Head (Hayfield) and Mount Famine from the Pennine Bridleway near Elle Bank

Photo: Simon Jacks (16)

The village stocks in Eyam

The village stocks in Eyam

Photo: Ian Windle (50)

Kinder Reservoir from William Clough

Kinder Reservoir from William Clough

Photo: David Atherton (11)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

More rock formations on a misty Kinder Scout

More rock formations on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (102)

The 'Murder Stone' near Disley - with a snowy New Mills in the background

The 'Murder Stone' near Disley - with a snowy New Mills in the background

Photo: Peter Royle (24)

Crowden Head (Kinder Scout)

Crowden Head (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Dorsal Finn (80)

Looking north from the top of Mount Famine

Looking north from the top of Mount Famine

Photo: Simon Jacks (13)

Me on Kinder Downfall with Kinder Reservoir behind

Me on Kinder Downfall with Kinder Reservoir behind

Photo: Dorsal Finn (122)

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

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

Photo: Simon Jacks (9)

The path up Kinderlow End from near Three Knolls

The path up Kinderlow End from near Three Knolls

Photo: Simon Jacks (2)

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)

The River Sett in Hayfield

The River Sett in Hayfield

Photo: Richard Hooper (24)

Chris on top of Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)

Chris on top of Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Linda Tweed (1)

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Roger Thornber (4)

Leygatehead Moor (left), William Clough and Kinder Reservoir (right) with Kinder Scout on the horizon from White Brow

Leygatehead Moor (left), William Clough and Kinder Reservoir (right) with Kinder Scout on the horizon from White Brow

Photo: Alison Everett (2)

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)

*Kinder Reservoir from Kinder Downfall

*Kinder Reservoir from Kinder Downfall

Photo: Andy Avery (1)

Looking ahead to Mount Famine from South Head (Hayfield)

Looking ahead to Mount Famine from South Head (Hayfield)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (750)

Looking back to Grindsbrook, on the way to Crowden Tower (Kinder Scout)

Looking back to Grindsbrook, on the way to Crowden Tower (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Peter Royle (19)

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)

Descending back to Edale from a misty Kinder Scout

Descending back to Edale from a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (103)

Hayfield Church

Hayfield Church

Photo: Richard Hooper (23)

Mist and low cloud over Grindsbrook Clough, Kinder Scout

Mist and low cloud over Grindsbrook Clough, Kinder Scout

Photo: Peter Royle (21)

Toads crossing the road near Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

Toads crossing the road near Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

Photo: Christine Shepherd (752)

The River Kinder from Kinder Downfall

The River Kinder from Kinder Downfall

Photo: Stella Whittaker (8)

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Sandy Heys, Kinder Scout

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Sandy Heys, Kinder Scout

Photo: Ray Foster (3)

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Roger Thornber (3)

Brown Knoll (Edale) trig point

Brown Knoll (Edale) trig point

Photo: Simon Jacks (8)

Crowden Tower (Kinder Scout) from Grindslow Knoll (Kinder Scout)

Crowden Tower (Kinder Scout) from Grindslow Knoll (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Peter Royle (20)

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Ben Lockett (8)

Booth Sheepwash near Kinder Reservoir

Booth Sheepwash near Kinder Reservoir

Photo: Simon Jacks (1)

Rob finds his flask at the top of Kinder Downfall

Rob finds his flask at the top of Kinder Downfall

Photo: Dorsal Finn (128)

Looking over Kinder Downfall

Looking over Kinder Downfall

Photo: Stella Whittaker (11)

Crowden Brook with Bareholmes Moss beyond from Crowden

Crowden Brook with Bareholmes Moss beyond from Crowden

Photo: Simon Jacks (19)

Torside Reservoir

Torside Reservoir

Photo: Andy Avery (2)


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