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Review of Kinder Scout

Kinder Scout
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Walked up through Jacob's ladder and around the Kinder Area. Plenty of boggy peat, and very steep inclines. Beautiful views, what a breathtaking place. Certainly exercises your legs and lungs.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank quattro30
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing experience and a wonderful/strenuous walk”
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband hiked to Kinder Scout two weeks ago and it was absolutely an exhilarating experience. As most of the websites says- this walk is a bit hard, requires a good level of fitness and definitely a good sunny day.

We started off our walk from Edale village car park area( S33 7ZL) and took a route to kinder scout via williams Clough that leads to Kinder plateau and returned via Jacob's ladder and Pennie way. In our case we did not choose one of the best day for hiking up to plateau as there were strong winds and it was partly cloudy so hiking it was a bit difficult to walk and it had got very cold. But nevertheless since we drove from from Slough to do particularly this hike, we decided to continue and while returning back we got lucky with some sun light.

It is definitely a strenuous hike and since it is not well marked there are a lot of chances you might get lost. A compass or a map will become handy in such situations. We got lost once too and both of us were not good at using compass, to our luck we found a gentlemen who had done kinder scout hike couple of times and he did explain us the route back.

I would say its a bit hard walk but definitely doable and the views you will get once you reach the summit , it will make you think that pain was worth it.

We stayed at a B&B in Brich Vale ( The Old Post Office) as a base and drove to Edale Village in the morning to start the hike. The post code that I have mentioned above will not take you to exact car park area, you have to drive a bit further on reaching arrival point ( as will be shown by sat nav)

Visited April 2014
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New Mills, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great walking”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great walking on the hills beautiful scenery .hayfield has some good dog friendly pubs royal hotel and the sports man good ale good food recommend a good day walking hills and a tasty meal in the local pubs

Visited April 2014
Thank Josie S
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great walk but limited marking”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

I have done this walk with my wife during my birthday weekend in Peak District. We have started from Edale village, followed the Pennine Way via the Jacob's Ladder and on to Kinder Low and then returned to Edale on a different path so in the end we have done a nice circle route.

The views are beautiful especially on a sunny day and the actual plateau looks like a lunar landscape with a greyish white surface that contrasts with the dark (almost black) peat and the blue cloudless sky (if you are lucky enough).

According to the maps that we had (printed from the Peak District website) the walk should have taken us about 5 hours but we have managed to do it in 4 hours even after stopping several times to take photos. So depending on your hiking skills and physical endurance you can finish this in half a day.

The only reason for which I am not giving this 5 stars is the limited marking found on the route. There were several occasions when we have deviated slightly from the original route because of unmarked forks in the route, the road becoming almost invisible through the grass and intersections with other routes not correctly marked.

However, I doubt it that anybody can actually get lost there because it is quite a popular route so you can always just follow others if you feel lost or you can just head downhill until you reach the first village.

Apart from this minor issues, it was a great day out and although it has a few steep climbs it is not too difficult for the majority of people.

Visited March 2014
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“Well worth the climb”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Nothing to dislike.Quite a pull up Williams Clough but well worth it.Very easy to get lost so navigational skills and suitable equipment are essential. It can be cold at any time of year.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Foggyphil
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