Kinder Scout - Peak District Walk

Saturday 26th April 2008

After watching Friday morning's weather forecast for the Lakes which was for lots of rain, we abandoned our planned camping trip there so Saturday saw us heading for Edale instead of Eskdale. Not surprisingly it was busy on Mam Tor but, and this was quite a surprise. it was even busier on Kinder Scout.

Start: Edale car park (SK 1239 8529)

Route: Edale car park - Hollins Cross - Mam Tor (TP) - Rushup Edge - Brown Knoll (TP) - Noe Stool - Grindslow Knoll - Edale car park

Distance: 10.25 miles     Ascent: 631 metres      Time Taken: 5 hours 40 mins

Terrain: A mixture of good paths and moor land.

Weather: Sunny and warm.

Pub Visited: Nags Head, Edale    Ale Drunk: Carn Brea Brewery, One and All

Route Map >>


Back Tor & Lose Hill

Back Tor and Lose Hill from the path to Hollins Cross.

Grindslow Knoll

Looking across to Grindslow Knoll, to be used as the route of descent at the end of the walk.

Mam Tor

Mam Tor from Hollins Cross.

Lose Hilll Ridge

Looking along the ridge path to Lose Hill.

Mam Tor's trig

Mam Tor's summit. Visit it during the week, in term time and you will usually have it to yourself.

Winnats Pass

Winnats Pass from Mam Tor.

Rushup Edge

Rushup Edge from Mam Tor.

Kinder Scout

Looking across Barber Booth to Kinder Scout.

Lord's Seat

Heading along Rushup Edge to Lord's Seat.

The Great Ridge

Looking back along Rushup Edge to the 'Great Ridge' from Lord's Seat. The ridge from Lose Hill to Mam Tor has been given various names in different publications but this one does seem to fit its status best.

Brown Knoll

Looking across Brown Knoll with the airshaft from Gowburn Tunnel visible.

Brown Knoll's trig

Brown Knoll's trig, surrounded by a sea of mud.

Brown Knoll

Looking back to Brown Knoll's summit.

South Head & Mount Famine

South Head (L) and Mount Famine (R).

South Head

South Head.

Mount Famine

Mount Famine.

Swine's Back

Following the slabs to the top of Jacob's Ladder and Swine's Back.

Vale of Edale

Looking down Jacob's Ladder to the Vale of Edale.

Noe Stool

Noe Stool.

Pym Chair

Approaching Pym Chair. Pym Chair is the rock furthest to the left of the picture.


The formation of rocks known as the Pagoda.

Grindslow Knoll

Approaching Grindlow Knoll's summit.


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