A Walk on Kinder Scout
At 2,087 feet high, Kinder Scout is the highest point in the Peak District National Park, and one of the few true mountains in the region, although it’s far more of a high moorland plateau than a traditional mountain.
The views from its edges are awe-inspiring in the truest sense of the words. Walking to the summit from the little village of Edale takes the traveller through a huge variation in landscape and perfectly illustrates the diversity of the Peak District.
Continuing beyond the summit, it is well worth taking a detour to see the spectacular Kinder Downfall, where the River Kinder crashes down almost 100 feet to create the tallest waterfall in the Peak District. When in full flow, particularly when there is a strong, westerly wind, the water blows back up the hillside, creating a huge cloud of spray that can be seen from miles away.
A word of caution, please do not venture onto Kinder Scout without adequate equipment, including appropriate clothing and footwear, a map and a compass. The Kinder Plateau can be a difficult area to navigate, particularly when you are away from any landmarks, and the weather can change very quickly in this part of the Peak District.
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How do I get to Kinder Scout?
There are a great many ways to access this vast moorland plateau. One of the most popular and (arguably) one of the easiest routes up is to start your walk in the village of Edale. The postcode for the perfectly-positioned The Old Nag’s Head pub in the village is S33 7ZD. From there, follow the start of the Pennine Way trail to Jacob’s Ladder, and continue up on the footpath to the trig point at Kinder Low.
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