Mount Famine - Peak District Walk

Tuesday 22nd May 2007

This is a walk that I have been planning on doing for a while now but never quite got around to. The forecast had been for good visibility with plenty of sunshine but as I set of the clouds were coming down over Kinder Scout and my waterproof was soon on, thankfully once that shower had passed the weather improved and the sun came out. One advantage of the poor start to the day was that I hardly met anyone on Kinder Scout and had the two summits of Mount Famine and South Head to myself, I'm sure it will be much busier next weekend over the Bank Holiday.

Start: Bowden Bridge car park (SK 0487 8694)

Route: Bowden Bridge car park - Mount Famine - South Head - Kinder Low (TP) - Kinder Downfall - William Clough - Bowden Bridge car park

Distance: 10 miles     Ascent: 713 metres      Time Taken: 5 hrs 20 mins

Weather: Muggy with light rain to start then clearing to bright sunshine.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


South Head & Mount Famine

The first view of South Head (L) and Mount Famine (R).

Mount Famine

The climb to Mount Famine is nice and steady as the track shows.

View from Mount Famine

Looking back down towards Hayfield from the slopes of Mount Famine.

South Head

South Head from Mount Famine.

Mount Famine

Mount Famine from South Head.

Towards Brown Knoll

From South Head my route followed the wall to Brown Knoll, the high point on the horizon.

Vale of Edale

Looking down on the Vale of Edale and the Mam Tor ridge.

Edale Rocks

Following the Pennine Way towards Edale Rocks.

Noe Stool

Noe Stool.

Kinder Low

Heading across Kinder Low.

Kinder Reservoir

Kinder Reservoir.

Sandy Heys & Mermaid's Pool.

Looking down Red Brook to Mermaid's Pool with Sandy Heys behind.

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall.

Kinder Reservoir

The sun catches Kinder Reservoir from Sandy Heys.

Kinder Scout

Following the Pennine Way along the top of Kinder Scout.

William Clough

William Clough with Kinder Reservoir, South Head and Mount Famine in the distance.

William Clough

William Clough.

Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall from Kinder Reservoir.

South Head & Mount Famine

South Head and Mount Famine.


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