Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale

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Route outline for walk d240:

Edale  -  The Pennine Way  -  Upper Booth  -  Jacob's Ladder (Edale)  -  Kinder Low (Kinder Scout)  -  Red Brook  -  Kinder Downfall  -  Kinder Scout  -  Edale Moor  -  Kinder Plateau  -  Crowden Head (Kinder Scout)  -  Grindslow Knoll (Kinder Scout)  -  Grindsbrook Clough  -  Grinds Brook  -  The Vale of Edale  -  Edale



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

It costs £6.00 to park a car for the day in the main car park in Edale. The ticket machine only takes coins and you cannot pay with notes or credit cards. There is precious little alternative parking. Best make sure you bring enough change. Sept 2021.


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
3
Bridgets

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 (208th highest in England, 357th 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 Kinder Low (Kinder Scout) at 633m (2078ft). Kinder Low (Kinder Scout) is known as an English Bridget. The summit of Kinder Low (Kinder Scout) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

You will also reach the summit of Crowden Head (Kinder Scout) at 631m (2071ft). Crowden Head (Kinder Scout) is known as an English Bridget. Crowden Head (Kinder Scout) is in the middle of the Kinder Scout plateau.

Along the way you will also bag:

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.

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 d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale

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Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - 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)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - The view down Grindsbrook Clough

The view down Grindsbrook Clough

Photo: Alan Malone (1)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - The bottom of Jacob's Ladder (Edale)

The bottom of Jacob's Ladder (Edale)

Photo: Stuart Sutton (2)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - 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)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Photo: Roger Thornber (3)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - The Pennine Way near Upper Booth

The Pennine Way near Upper Booth

Photo: Stuart Street (3)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - Kinder Downfall frozen solid

Kinder Downfall frozen solid

Photo: Peter Royle (10)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - 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)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - *Kinder Reservoir from Kinder Downfall

*Kinder Reservoir from Kinder Downfall

Photo: Andy Avery (1)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - The Edale Valley from Grindslow Knoll (Kinder Scout)

The Edale Valley from Grindslow Knoll (Kinder Scout)

Photo: David Hadsley (3)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - 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)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Scout

Kinder Reservoir and Hayfield from Kinder Scout

Photo: Ray Foster (1)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - The Perils of getting lost on the Kinder Scout

The Perils of getting lost on the Kinder Scout

Photo: Tony Savage (1)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - Descending Grindsbrook Clough

Descending Grindsbrook Clough

Photo: Dorsal Finn (83)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - 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)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - Pym Chair from the large cairn at the top of Jacob's Ladder (Edale)

Pym Chair from the large cairn at the top of Jacob's Ladder (Edale)

Photo: Dorsal Finn (75)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - Me on Kinder Downfall with Kinder Reservoir behind

Me on Kinder Downfall with Kinder Reservoir behind

Photo: Dorsal Finn (122)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - Getting mugged by sheep at Kinder Downfall

Getting mugged by sheep at Kinder Downfall

Photo: Steve Gilmore (1)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - The River Noe and The Pennine Way from the top of Jacob's Ladder (Edale)

The River Noe and The Pennine Way from the top of Jacob's Ladder (Edale)

Photo: Michael Dodd (2)

Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale - On Grindsbrook overlooking the Great Ridge

On Grindsbrook overlooking the Great Ridge

Photo: Terry Maw (4)


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