Walk d201 Seal Stones (Kinder Scout) and Seal Edge from Birchin Clough

Wild moorland and the Pennine Way


Route outline for walk d201:

Birchin Clough  -  A57 Snake Pass  -  Lady Clough  -  River Ashop  -  Rough Bank  -  The Wicken  -  Blackden Brook  -  Blackden Moor  -  Kinder Scout  -  Edale Moor  -  Kinder Plateau  -  Seal Edge  -  Seal Stones (Kinder Scout)  -  Fair Brook  -  Birchin Wood  -  Birchin Clough.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttall
1
English
Nuttall
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
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 the highest point in The Peak District National Park and the highest point in the county of Derbyshire.

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 (208th highest in England, 357th highest in England & Wales). Kinder Scout is also classified as an English Marilyn (47th highest in England, 709th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Seal Stones (Kinder Scout) at 603m (1979ft). Seal Stones (Kinder Scout) is known as a Bridget.

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 d201 Seal Stones (Kinder Scout) and Seal Edge from Birchin Clough

In no particular order . . .

Birchin Clough

Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (19)

The Mam Tor Ridge from the Edale Valley

The Mam Tor Ridge from the Edale Valley

Photo: Nick Cusack (8)

Lady Clough

Lady Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (34)

Top of the path at Birchin Clough on the A57, Snake Pass

Top of the path at Birchin Clough on the A57, Snake Pass

Photo: Robert Hardy (15)

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)

Sculptured rocks on a misty Kinder Scout

Sculptured rocks on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (96)

Birchin Clough

Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (16)

Heading towards Seal Stones (Kinder Scout)

Heading towards Seal Stones (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (727)

Kinder Scout summit cairn

Kinder Scout summit cairn

Photo: Ben Lockett (10)

Crookstone Hill and Blackden Edge from The River Ashop

Crookstone Hill and Blackden Edge from The River Ashop

Photo: Alex Berry (1)

Into the abyss on a misty Kinder Scout

Into the abyss on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (95)

Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Scout) from the top of Fair Brook

Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Scout) from the top of Fair Brook

Photo: Robert Hardy (5)

Mist and low cloud over Grindsbrook Clough, Kinder Scout

Mist and low cloud over Grindsbrook Clough, Kinder Scout

Photo: Peter Royle (21)

Birchin Clough

Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (21)

Public Footpath sign by the River Ashop near Birchin Clough

Public Footpath sign by the River Ashop near Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (26)

Lady Clough

Lady Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (33)

Ringing Roger, Kinder Scout

Ringing Roger, Kinder Scout

Photo: Peter Royle (18)

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)

Fair Brook frozen solid near the top of Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Scout)

Fair Brook frozen solid near the top of Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Robert Hardy (4)

More rock formations on a misty Kinder Scout

More rock formations on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (102)

The Perils of getting lost on the Kinder Scout

The Perils of getting lost on the Kinder Scout

Photo: Tony Savage (1)

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Scout

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Scout

Photo: Ray Foster (1)

Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) and Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from The Edale Valley

Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) and Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from The Edale Valley

Photo: Nick Cusack (6)

Caldron on a misty Kinder Scout

Caldron on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (99)

On the Kinder Scout plateau

On the Kinder Scout plateau

Photo: Clare Duiker (1)

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Downfall

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Downfall

Photo: Ray Foster (2)

Black Ashop Moor from Seal Edge

Black Ashop Moor from Seal Edge

Photo: Nick Snape (1)

Lady Clough from Seal Stones (Kinder Scout)

Lady Clough from Seal Stones (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Andy Harrison (1)

The footbridge over Birchin Clough

The footbridge over Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (17)

My wife and daughter on Kinder Scout

My wife and daughter on Kinder Scout

Photo: Keith Sloane (1)

Woodland near Birchin Clough

Woodland near Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (28)

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)

Seal Stones (Kinder Scout) summit

Seal Stones (Kinder Scout) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (728)

Climbing Fair Brook towards Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Scout)

Climbing Fair Brook towards Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Robert Hardy (2)

The River Ashop near Birchin Clough

The River Ashop near Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (27)

Walking beside the River Ashop

Walking beside the River Ashop

Photo: Christine Shepherd (726)

Forest glade beyond the footbridge over Birchin Clough

Forest glade beyond the footbridge over Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (18)

Birchin Clough woods

Birchin Clough woods

Photo: Robert Hardy (22)

Looking down William Clough to a snowy and frozen Kinder Reservoir from near Mill Hill (Ashop Head), Kinder Scout

Looking down William Clough to a snowy and frozen Kinder Reservoir from near Mill Hill (Ashop Head), Kinder Scout

Photo: Peter Royle (7)

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)

The River Ashop

The River Ashop

Photo: Steve Lowe (1)

Mam Tor and Lord's Seat (Mam Tor) from The Edale Valley

Mam Tor and Lord's Seat (Mam Tor) from The Edale Valley

Photo: Nick Cusack (7)

On of the many amazingly sculptured rocks at Seal Stones (Kinder Scout)

On of the many amazingly sculptured rocks at Seal Stones (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (731)

Footbridge over the River Ashop

Footbridge over the River Ashop

Photo: Robert Hardy (23)

River Ashop

River Ashop

Photo: Mick Coxon (7)

My friends and me on Kinder Scout

My friends and me on Kinder Scout

Photo: Maccs Pescatore (1)

Caldron on a misty Kinder Scout

Caldron on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (100)

Top Dog Hikers on Kinder Scout

Top Dog Hikers on Kinder Scout

Photo: Stewart Green (4)

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)

Descending back to Edale from a misty Kinder Scout

Descending back to Edale from a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (103)

Rock formations in Kinder Scout

Rock formations in Kinder Scout

Photo: David Atherton (12)

Cascading water on a misty Kinder Scout

Cascading water on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (98)

Footbridge on Lady Clough Woods

Footbridge on Lady Clough Woods

Photo: Robert Hardy (30)

Fair Brook near the top of Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Scout)

Fair Brook near the top of Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Scout)

Photo: Robert Hardy (3)

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)

The River Ashop near Birchin Clough

The River Ashop near Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (24)

The River Ashop in Lady Clough

The River Ashop in Lady Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (1)

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)

A snowy mothers day on Kinder Scout

A snowy mothers day on Kinder Scout

Photo: Martin Wardroper (5)

Higher Shelf Stones from the Pennine Way where it crosses the A57 Snake Pass

Higher Shelf Stones from the Pennine Way where it crosses the A57 Snake Pass

Photo: Ben Lockett (1)

Birchin Clough

Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (20)

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

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

Photo: Peter Royle (20)

The River Ashop near Birchin Clough

The River Ashop near Birchin Clough

Photo: Robert Hardy (25)

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)

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Sandy Heys, Kinder Scout

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Sandy Heys, Kinder Scout

Photo: Ray Foster (3)

River Ashop

River Ashop

Photo: Mick Coxon (6)

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)

Sculptured rock streams on a misty Kinder Scout

Sculptured rock streams on a misty Kinder Scout

Photo: Bob Ferguson (97)


. . . see just 10 walk photos from Walk d201 Seal Stones (Kinder Scout) and Seal Edge from Birchin Clough


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