Brown Knoll - Peak District Walk

Wednesday 5th April 2006

I had been looking for an opportunity to do this walk for a while as it is one of my favourites, with the climb up Jacob's Ladder being my favourite climb in the Peak District. With clear skies the views extended for miles and despite the holiday crowds on Kinder Scout Brown Knoll, Rushup Edge and Mam Tor were very quiet.

Start: Edale car park (SK 1235 8535)

Route: Edale car park - Edale - Upper Booth - Jacob's Ladder - Brown Knoll (TP) - Rushup Edge - Mam Tor (TP) - Hollins Cross - Edale car park

Distance: 9.75 miles     Ascent: 591 metres      Time Taken: 5 hrs 30 mins

Weather: Blue sky in the morning, high cloud in the afternoon. Cold in the wind on the tops.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Ringing Roger

The path up to Ringing Roger is visible on the right.

Mam Tor & Rushup Edge

From the start of the Pennine Way there are constant views of the Mam Tor (left) and Rushup Edge (right) ridges.

Nether Tor

Looking back from the Pennine Way towards Nether Tor (left) and Ringing Roger (right)

Upper Booth

Upper Booth and the valley to Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder Path

The view down from about a quarter of the way up Jacob's Ladder.

Upper Booth

From half way up Jacob's Ladder looking back down the valley, Mam Tor is the high point in the distance.

Mount Famine

Once on Brown Knoll the views are in the opposite direction, here looking towards Mount Famine.

Brown Knoll Trig

Brown Knoll trig point with Kinder Scout behind it.

Cowburn Tunnel

Whenever I do this walk I like to cut off the path and have my lunch at the airshaft coming from Cowburn Tunnel.

Shining Tor

Shining Tor & Cats Tor are visible in the far distance.

Mam Tor

Mam Tor with Froggatt Edge forming the horizon to its right, from Rushup Edge.

Winnats Pass

Winnats Pass from Rushup Edge.

Upper Booth

Looking back towards Jacob's Ladder from Rushup Edge.

Grindslow Knoll

Grindslow Knoll from Rushup Edge.

Howden Edge

From Mam Tor the edges form the horizon, this is Howden Edge.

Derwent Edge

Next to it is Derwent Edge.


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