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Fantastic hill but go prepared

Kinder is a fantastic but increasingly popular place, with a plateau circumference of nearly 20... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Birthday climb

Decided to challenge myself by climbing the highest mountain in the Peak District, left from Edale... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louise R
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kinder is a fantastic but increasingly popular place, with a plateau circumference of nearly 20 miles it's hard to argue that there is not something for everyone of all abilities. Although on a sunny day sum of the routes up can appear to be a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to challenge myself by climbing the highest mountain in the Peak District, left from Edale at the Nags Head Pub. Signposted Pennine Way went up Jacobs Ladder. I am physically fit and did not struggle...literally made man steps, rubble and boulders. Fortunately I met...More

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely Stunning, well worth the views. Jacobs ladder was a little tough, but once you hit Kinder, just take it all in and breath!!! Loved it!

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This was the first time I have approached from the west having previously walked clockwise from Edale. A great walk from Hayfield via the reservoir and William Clough.

Thank maginnisa
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Followed the printable National Trust routine, thoroughly enjoyed it. Great to read the routes history whilst walking it. Busy plenty of people about and got to do some of the Pennine Way too.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We walked to Kinder from the village of Hayfield. The round trip which included a walk around the reservior took about 4 and half hours. You need to be prepared for all weather we had two hale storms, rain, wind and bright sunshine but luckily...More

1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It was a bit challenging climbing up the rocks, but after that it was 'walk in the park' :) Lovely views and we were very lucky with the amazing sunny weather. We parked in Edale, by the train station. It took us about 5 hours...More

1  Thank luciaotoyo
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We set off from Edale and followed Grinds Brook from the The Old Nags Head. The path turns steep and rocky and is fun to clamber up. We turned away from the crowds at Crowden Tower and the beauty of Kinder can be found in...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We parked on the A57 Snake Pass layby and followed the trail through the Ashop Moor. Flat flag stone foot path to walk for a 6 & 12 year old children. Follow the path until you reach Kinder Scout. The children climbed and explored the...More

Thank Shto2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018

2088 ft Kinder Scout is quite a steep tough walk from Edale but is a huge wild plateau on the top with great views, gulleys, waterfall, rock formations and lots of peat troughs and groughs. It is very different up here to a 'normal' mountain...More

Thank DarrenDring
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helen N
27 May 2018|
Response from Colin4Wall | Reviewed this property |
It might be rather tiring as the ground is uneven and there are quite some steps on the way up Jacobs Ladder. It would be a challenge so I would recommend going with a friend who is patient and will stick by you. I would... More
Natalia M
16 April 2018|
Response from Derbyshirewalker76 | Reviewed this property |
Jacobs ladder, park at Upper Booth, a solid surface and is easy to follow path. A two year old is going to struggle with the terrain and distance.
Natalie C
2 April 2018|
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Response from Kev_235 | Reviewed this property |
I usually park at Bowden Bridge car park or side of the road for free parking if I'm doing Kinder Scout from Hayfield end. It is just over 3 miles from the car park to the Kinder Downfall walking past the Kinder... More