Kinder Scout from Edale - Guided Walk, Peak District
Peak District Guided Walks
A classic Kinder Scout hike, to it's quieter summit from Edale in the Peak District
Current maximum group size - 6 people per walk
Visit one of the quieter summit trig points on this great Kinder Scout Hike.
Starting from the village of Edale we head up one of the quieter routes onto Kinder Scout. Once we reach the top we walk along the southern edge of Kinder, taking in little-known rock formations such as the Druids Stone. We will then reach the fantastic eastern corner of Kinder with it's magnificent views over to the Eastern Edges. Next we follow the northern side of Kinder, and it's eastern summit trig point before taking one of the famous unmarked "Kinder Crossings" across the notoriously difficult to navigate plateau.
On our way back to Edale there a number of different route options we can take depending on the group and conditions on the day.
Meet: Edale main car park at 08:45 for an 09:00 start
Grade: Fairly Strenuous
Height Gain: 650m/2200ft
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
**Hand sanitiser and face covering mandatory** A face covering does not generally need to be worn as we will be observing social distancing of 2m, however it could be required in emergency situations, to help protect people whilst providing first aid or assistance, or when social distancing is not possible.
Appropriate walking clothing to keep you warm on the day (no jeans).
Spare warm layers (several thinner layers are more versatile than 1 thick).
Walking boots (some areas are rough and uneven so boots that go above the ankle, providing good ankle support, are strongly recommended rather than low cut walking/trail shoes. Boots will also keep your feet drier than walking shoes in muddy 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, emergency foil blanket and any personal medication).
Rucksack with waterproof liner/bag.
Money for car park fees.
Optional additions: gaiters and/or walking poles if you use them.