Kinder Scout from Edale - Guided Walk Peak District
Peak District Guided Walks
The classic Kinder Scout hike from Edale in the Peak District
We start the walk from Edale village and follow the famous Pennine Way footpath to Jacobs Ladder path with its pack horse bridge and then up onto the highest point in the Peak District, the summit of Kinder Scout.
Next we will walk along the southern edge of Kinder, taking in its many well-known rock formations such as Pym’s Chair, the Wool Packs, and Crowden Tower. This is a fabulous walk, with great views all the way along.
Depending on how fast we progress and preferences there are a number of different descent options including from Grindslow Knoll, or by the longer path of Ringing Roger.
The walk is partly on good footpaths and partly rougher stony paths. There is one fairly long ascent of about 400m/1200ft and a similar descent at the end. There are likely to be some muddy sections and due to the nature of the Kinder Scout plateau we may well encounter areas of peat bogs. You will need to be reasonably physically fit and have some experience of walking in rough terrain. Walking boots providing good ankle protection and grippy soles which will also keep your feet dry in boggy areas are definitely required.
Recommended Equipment & Clothing
- Appropriate walking clothing to keep you warm on the day (no jeans)
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Spare warm layers (several thinner layers are more versatile than 1 thick)
- Walking boots (this walk includes very rough and uneven terrain away from paths so boots providing good ankle support recommended rather than low cut walking/trail shoes. Boots will also keep your feet drier than walking shoes in boggy areas.) No Trainers.
- Warm hat and gloves or sun hat if sunny
- Food, drink and snacks for the day. We will have a couple of food stops whilst out on the hill.
- Personal first aid kit (for minor cuts, blisters, sun cream, pain relief etc and any personal medication)
- Rucksack with waterproof liner/bag
- Money for car park fees and a possible visit to a cafe
- Optional additions: gaiters and/or walking poles if you use them