Saturday 28th April 2007
It was quite a surprise to find that it was over a year since we had visited this side of Kinder Scout and we couldn't have picked a better day for it. As the weather was so good we decided to try to avoid the crowds by choosing the less popular routes on and off Kinder Scout and heading across the moor rather than simply sticking to the popular path around the edge. The route up via the path next to Lady Booth Brook was one we had done before and involves a little bit of scrambling. The route down via Crowden Clough was new to us and although steep at the top it is relatively simple, as long as you don't mind crossing the brook a few times.
Start: Edale car park (SK 1240 8531)
Edale car park - Lady Booth Brook -
Madwoman's Stones - Edale Moor
(TP) - Grinds Brook - Crowden Clough
Distance: 8.75 miles Ascent: 614 metres Time Taken: 6 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Sunshine and blue sky with a strong breeze but warm when out of the wind.
Pub visited: The Green House, Belper Ale Drunk: Charles Wells, Bombardier
Mam Tor and Rushup Edge as we follow the footpath, along the Vale of Edale, to Edale Youth Hostel.
The sign might make some people worry .........................
............... but experience has taught us that the bulls usually resemble lambs or sheep.
Heading up the path next to Lady Booth
Looking back down the clough after the
scramble was completed.
A close up of Mam Tor, showing the defensive bank and ditch which date back to the Bronze Age.
Madwoman's Stones come into view.
The views from Madwoman's Stones are quite
North-east gives a view of Howden and Derwent Edges.
Looking south-east brings Win Hill and Stanage Edge into view.
From Madwoman's Stones we headed across
Edale Moor to the trig
From the trig we headed back towards the
edge of Kinder Scout to join up with the masses as we reached the top of
Looking in the opposite direction.
A close-up of the top of Grindsbrook Clough..
Upper Tor in the foreground, with Nether Tor and Ringing Roger behind.
The view from the top of Grindsbrook Clough, a great scramble up or down.
Looking back at Grindslow Knoll from the top of Crowden Clough.
Crowden Brook, which we crossed several times as we made our way down the clough.
Looking back up Crowden Clough the shot was taken because of the cloud above Crowden Tower.
Looking back up Crowden Clough, the top is not quite as steep as it looks from here.
The start of the Pennine Way and a final look at Ringing Roger and Nether Tor.
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