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Amazing trail, very varied and great views

Followed a route from the ViewRanger app (Edale to Kinder Downfall to Jacobs Ladder to Edale... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
expressive-one
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Guildford, United Kingdom
She sells sea shells

Loved the challenging feel of the walk. Was a cold, clear, cloudless day and the view was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rockomocko
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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“jacobs ladder” (29 reviews)
“pennine way” (23 reviews)
“trig point” (7 reviews)
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Peak District National Park, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Followed a route from the ViewRanger app (Edale to Kinder Downfall to Jacobs Ladder to Edale = 14.2km), starting in Edale and going all around the Kinder Scout Trail, Pennine Way, back down Jacobs Ladder and back into Edale. Best walk of the 4 we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the challenging feel of the walk. Was a cold, clear, cloudless day and the view was magnificent and was worth the effort. Noticed many tiny sea shells embedded in and dotted around a main path along the edge of the plateau. I should have...More

1  Thank Rockomocko
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Its a challenge to get up to the top of the fall but once up there you soon realise its worth every up hill step.lovemy red water and spray backs from the falls. Id take a rucksack with food and drink and sit up the...More

6  Thank Waterfallcouple
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful walk. Absolutely stunning! Acsess via grindsbrook not suitable for small children although in my opinion it's the best route. Area prone to low cloud which can and will quickly roll in given the the right conditions, for this reason it's best to check...More

3  Thank lovethepeaks
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Edale and Kinder are (in my opinion) the best bits of the Peaks. The climb from upper booth via Jacobs Ladder is clearly marked and firm under foot. Once you have made it up there the wander to Kinder downfall is certainly worth the effort....More

1  Thank Derbyshirewalker76
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Kinder Scout is classed as a mountain, it only stands at a modest 636m, but the fact is this mountain is regularly underestimated. If its plateau of peat hags continued upwards to a pointy summit, the mountain would be similar to Snowdon in height. It’s...More

Thank JohnTrws
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Twice I've been to the peaks and both times the weather has been against me and I've yet to climb Kinder downfall. Either way, we scrambled nearly all the way up the stream to the last 100m but the waterfall was just too strong/slippy to...More

1  Thank Coreyjames H
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Went up there by myself and wrote several poems. Was blown away by the sheer bleakness and beauty of the scenery with the rocky surface, the boggy land which has been managed with the laying of a path, the boulders and valleys. VIEW OVER DERBYSHIRE...More

1  Thank Colin4Wall
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The walk was a good challenge in a good way for my girlfriend and I. The weather on the plateau was really poor so we missed out on the views. Definitely prepare well but the walk is well worth the challenge. Follow the trail well,...More

Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Kinder Scout is just one of those places you must go if you like the outdoors. No matter what time of year you go it just keeps on giving. Kinder Scout summit is a natural peat environment. Very flat but doe's have a actual trig...More

3  Thank Kev_235
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helen N
27 May 2018|
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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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Natalia M
15 April 2018|
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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.
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Natalie C
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
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