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Stunning views

We took the circular route following the guide book starting at the bridge by Hayfield camping and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Walking the trail from Edale

Very easy to get to from major Uk cities by road...even by train to Edale station . Trail from... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the circular route following the guide book starting at the bridge by Hayfield camping and caravanning park. The route when you get past the reservoir at times is a bit awkward as you are following a narrow path crossing streams as you make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Very easy to get to from major Uk cities by road...even by train to Edale station . Trail from Edale is about six hours. You need to be experienced walkers . Arrive early in summer as car park fills up. Make sure the weather forecast...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Kinder is a fantastic but increasingly popular place, with a plateau circumference of nearly 20 miles it's hard to argue that there is not something for everyone of all abilities. Although on a sunny day sum of the routes up can appear to be a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jon-branston
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Decided to challenge myself by climbing the highest mountain in the Peak District, left from Edale at the Nags Head Pub. Signposted Pennine Way went up Jacobs Ladder. I am physically fit and did not struggle...literally made man steps, rubble and boulders. Fortunately I met...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely Stunning, well worth the views. Jacobs ladder was a little tough, but once you hit Kinder, just take it all in and breath!!! Loved it!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This was the first time I have approached from the west having previously walked clockwise from Edale. A great walk from Hayfield via the reservoir and William Clough.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank maginnisa
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Followed the printable National Trust routine, thoroughly enjoyed it. Great to read the routes history whilst walking it. Busy plenty of people about and got to do some of the Pennine Way too.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank missalex17
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We walked to Kinder from the village of Hayfield. The round trip which included a walk around the reservior took about 4 and half hours. You need to be prepared for all weather we had two hale storms, rain, wind and bright sunshine but luckily...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It was a bit challenging climbing up the rocks, but after that it was 'walk in the park' :) Lovely views and we were very lucky with the amazing sunny weather. We parked in Edale, by the train station. It took us about 5 hours...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank luciaotoyo
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We set off from Edale and followed Grinds Brook from the The Old Nags Head. The path turns steep and rocky and is fun to clamber up. We turned away from the crowds at Crowden Tower and the beauty of Kinder can be found in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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27 May 2018|
Response from Colin4Wall | Reviewed this property |
It might be rather tiring as the ground is uneven and there are quite some steps on the way up Jacobs Ladder. It would be a challenge so I would recommend going with a friend who is patient and will stick by you. I would... More
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15 April 2018|
Response from Derbyshirewalker76 | Reviewed this property |
Jacobs ladder, park at Upper Booth, a solid surface and is easy to follow path. A two year old is going to struggle with the terrain and distance.
2 April 2018|
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Response from Kev_235 | Reviewed this property |
I usually park at Bowden Bridge car park or side of the road for free parking if I'm doing Kinder Scout from Hayfield end. It is just over 3 miles from the car park to the Kinder Downfall walking past the Kinder... More