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Name:Kinder Scout
Hill number:2807
Height:636.3m / 2088ft
Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Derbyshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Derbyshire (CoA)
Catchment:Mersey, Trent
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Liverpool Bay, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge,
Trail 100
Grid ref:SK 08484 87560
Summit feature:grassy prominence on peat mound
Col:139.6m  SD 89482 48616  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1W
Observations:cairn 35m SW (SK 08462 87538) 69cm lower; cairn 200m E (SK 08678 87549) 47cm lower; cairn 475m ENE (SK 08953 87619) about 75cm lower; ground 340m WSW (SK 08180 87395) 30cm lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Kinder Scout (final).doc
Survey of Kinder Scout II (final Rev1).doc
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  • Derbyshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Derbyshire historic county top
  • Derbyshire current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1080 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
with Kris, Zoe, Hayley, Nic, Dina and Dave. Loads of snow, great fun from edale via Jacob's ladderJames Burrows04/02/2018
Leading a group over Kinder scout.simonshrewsbury06/01/2018
Ascent from Barber Booth via Jacob's Ladder. On to Kinder Downfall which was heavy flow but much being blown back up, then Kinder River to Crowden, then Ringing Roger and back via Edale. 11.5 miles total, fine clear morning, wintry shower later then steady rain at end.mavero1031/12/2017
Walked with Dean, weather fine but cold. Strange smoke/cloud formation in Edale valleysteveh74uk19/11/2017
With Katy. Clear day visited with Kinder Low and Kinder Downfall.George Thompson13/11/2017
from upper booth via jacobs ladder solo beautiful day fantastic viewscolinfielding08/11/2017
How many people have ticked this without going to the high point? Used the survey report from this website to find various cairns and the high point. The cairn with single fence post is most useful to find the summit. Directed two other walkers to it. But hundreds more just following the path between the trig to the Downfall.Minto04/11/2017
1/4M from cp at barber booth up crowden brook path down Pennine way cloudy and wet.robertphillips04/11/2017
Part of the full Edale Skyline walkhillexplorer25/10/2017
Walk from Hayfield to Kinder Scout with Nat.jontynorris04/10/2017
With Joe and Andy on a very foggy, boggy dayThe-Z-Man01/10/2017
From Barber Booth car park and Crowden Clough. Back via trig point and Jacob's Ladder.Winterfloodian29/09/2017
Edale,Kinder Scout, Brown Knoll, Lord's Seat with Jill.ijpowell28/09/2017
Nuttall walk 13.2Dan Baddeley09/07/2017
Leading a group of walkers from London to the summit.Wheelsy09/07/2017
On a recce before leading a group of walkers to the summit on the Sunday.Wheelsy07/07/2017
From the railway bridge car park on the way to Upper Booth. Warm, sunny, calm and good views.iangalbraith02/07/2017
Visited friend in Hayfield with plans to climb Kinder. Was nervous about this as a bag of so many people have told me how difficult it is to find the true summit. Even people on the mountain he claimed to climb it all the time thought the trig point was the summit. Stupidly used a bogus set of coordinates I found on some website to try and find the summit but did not. Will have to come back and do it again as I am not satisfied with the result! Was pleasantly surprised at what a great walk around the edge of the Mountain it was but got very sunburnt.tumpawumpa01/06/2017
From layby in Upper Booth. Followed the river all of the way up.liljonb30/05/2017
Up to Kinder plateau alongside Crowden Brook (nice slabby ungraded scramble at top). Woolpacks, Pym Chair, across peat to summit (saw a mountain hare). Kinder Low, Edale Rocks, Brown Knoll, then trudged on new flags across Colborne. Then Rushup Edge, Lords Seat, Mam Tor trig point then back to the car. D, L, sunny, stiff breeze.Skip06/05/2017
Start from Edale Car Park and walk through the village passing Nags Head. Through the gates to Grindsbrook and ascend via Grindsbrook Clough, Grade 1 Scramble to reach plateau. Walk over Grindsbrook Knoll and follow the ridge towards summit of Kinder Low. Walk to summit point from Kinder Low and retrace route to Kinder Low for descent via Jacobs Ladder following the path via Upper Booth back to Edalemleak8401/05/2017
Fabulous walk from Edale YHA, very dry underfoot, saw red grouse, curlew and mountain hares.Taz3810/04/2017
2nd visit on a 14 mile walk from Edale station via Crowden Brook scramble plus Crowden tower followed by track through Woolpacks to Pym Chair, after climbing this headed North and North-west past low-lying rocks to summit. Pretty dry then headed NE to reach Pennine way.Dazingdale09/04/2017
Climbed on first day of first gold DofE practice.Grey_Wolf01/04/2017
Bagged this whilst on a circuit of the Kinder plateau via various ascent and descent routeshillexplorer17/03/2017
Kinder plateau day walk With Dave. Parked by Edale station, walked up Grindsbrook Clough then out to Grindslow Knoll and back in warm sunshine. Ate lunch at Crowden Tower. Cloud and drizzle rolled in so we navved across the peat to Kinder Gates then to the Downfall to return via Kinder Low, Jacobs and Upper Booth.Skip12/03/2017
bloody awful weather - 10 m visbility, blizzards in faces and so on. Great day!!!!!!
First ascent. Cold low cloud and snow on ground.Lavvaf7608/02/2017
7th visit to Kinder Scout, our closest mountain, first time actually went to the PROPER SUMMIT, made the most of a clear day and went up to Kinder Low via Ollerbrook Clough, and followed trails across very surprisingly easy terrain to small cairn and tump of grass behind which is the highest point, heard a lot of bad stories about trying to locate the proper top such as 10ft peat groughs and water filled bog channels but we came across none of this this time of year, and its mainly all grass these days now the sheep can't get up here, we didn't even have a GPS and found it easy.DanTrig19/10/2016
Many, Many ascents over many years.Shutterlag09/10/2016
Ascent from Edale via Grindsbrook. Weather clear. Highest point not obvious, but spent some time wandering around the plateau to find the line of the watershed then headed to trig point at Kinder Low.ajd5802/10/2016
A good walk & SOTA activation with Dave G3TQQ.G4OOE28/09/2016
Lovely walk from Hatfieldejjohnstone22/09/2016
Duke & Bob Z1549hrs.DukeNukem06/09/2016
With Jo, from Bowden Bridge: ascent via William Clough, The Edge and Kinder Low trigs, then onto Kinder Scout (big difference since our last visit when the plateau was badly eroded), before returning along b/w past the Edale Cross. Weather; generally sunny with a light breeze, warm, good visibility.amblerbob26/08/2016
Walked with OD group (about 20) on a very hot day ascending from Snake Inn via Fairbrook Naze. Never enjoyed a Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer as much after a long slog back down the valley.Peak Rambler23/07/2016
Via Red Brooklisad17/07/2016
Kinder Trog Fell RaceAndySwift26/06/2016
Finally bagged the true submit. With aid of GPS. Two cairns nearby, but none at the summit. If this is still I'd be surprised, seems to be a few little raises around a touch higher, by a metre if two. But, whisper it, you're well within your rights to claim Kinder from the trig point...MrChris198025/06/2016
top day, clear & cool..from Edale via jacobs ladder to trig point. Mooched around the topthe to Pym chair, tried to come down crowden falls, failed, and eventually returned via Grindslow Knoll... couldnt have asked for a better day ...views were awesomekeithelliott23/06/2016
A nice walk with Jackie and Dell a little showeryfellrunner22/05/2016
Via Jacobs Ladder.JordanG19/05/2016
first time actual summitScott Morley 8614/05/2016
From Snake pass, over Mill Hill then onto Kinder Plateau for full circuit, Taking in all 3 trigs. Visited summit from Pym Chair which in the glorious sunshine was fairly straightforward dry and not many peat hags. Great views all day except at the summit.mart079709/05/2016
Ease climb. Once get to the trig point starts snowing...beautiful....Igor Mincenko24/04/2016
nice snowy whether.awesome viewsjurijs goncaren24/04/2016
From Edale via Grinds Brook and Crowden Tower. Steep ascents and boggy conditions made progress difficult at times.muzza210/04/2016
Went up Crowden Clough then all around Kinder plateau edge taking in Kinder summit then down Jacobs Ladder - around 28kJohn Eley10/04/2016
Arrived at Bowden Bridge Car Park and realised I didn't have my map, ( how hard can it be), set off with my wife, 11year old and 9 year old daughters and my 3 year old son, after following a group of D of E students, and borrowing their map, realised we were atop the wrong peak, DOH, so made a rather rapid descent down towards William Clough near the little bridge, we started the second ascent, beautiful views, lesson learned, make sure I check for my mapcushy20/03/2016