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Name:Kinder Scout
Hill number:2807
Height:636.3m / 2088ft
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Derbyshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Derbyshire (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, 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,
Clem, 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
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Long day out, from Edale, via Brown Knoll, Kinderscout, kinder down pour and back. Maybe it wasn't that long, but definitely felt it with the rain and conditions under foot!Nicky C18/06/2020
Via Williams clough downfall was dryLauralj8418/05/2020
Walked with Vivienne. Took 4hrs 41 but stopped timer for lunch. Our first mountain together. Steady. Beautiful. Enjoyable. Stopped for a picnic about 2/3 round. Had tuna and sweetcorn sandwiches. Had a snickers after about 30 minutes at Edsle Cross. Seemed to hit summit on GPS when up top but map showed we possibly hadn't hit it afterwards so not sure, but took pictures on an obvious cairn seeming to signify a summit of sorts so feel we had mission accomplished. Not many people around for most of walk. Busier towards end. W as liked up Jacob's ladder round to Edale cross, Kinder Downfall, Kinder Scout and then pyms chair and down. This is the start of my target to walk all Nuttall's in 2 years. Aim is to walk at least one walk a week and do the smaller ones with V or in winter and double up some when I can, or extend a walk to include more from the books to cover them in about 90 walks.wrighty7215/05/2020
From Edale railway station overflow CP £5 for the day. Walked into Village centre and made a left turn at the sign for Pennine way. Cold and windy but sunshine was good. Snow on the hill tops. Lost my bearings at farm houses and camping site, had to back track. Good track up to Jacobs Ladder but snow on the steps made it very hard work. Went on to Edale Rocks up on Kinder Scout plateau. Decent down Jacobs slide and public footpath through farmlands adjacent to railway lines.Viroco01/03/2020
From Hayfield past Tunstead House. The 427 sh and the Cluther Rocks. Difficult snowy conditions on way to high point and other locations also visited. Down by the 633 trig and Kinderlow End.NormanW12/02/2020
The Penny Pot Cafe, Grindsbrook Clough to Edale Head, Jacobs Ladder and Pennine Way path to The Old Nags HeadLostinderbys29/01/2020
Led an inexperienced scrambler up grindsbrook clough. Low visibility to begin the hike, clearing as we reached the plateau. Some navigation off path including to the summit.ross.hayes31/12/2019
Solo, on the West Bromwich MC coach day trip to the hills. These outings take place once a month, great value. Long may they continue!JtwoUD08/12/2019
Starting from Edale. Up via Grindsbrook Clough, and down via Jacobs Ladder. Slight detour around the roads at the end. Lovely clear, cold and crisp day.ross.hayes01/12/2019
Brilliant half day hike around kinder Scoutdjaphoto13/10/2019
Lovely clear and dry day. Solo via William Clough. Followed route of mass trespassMickeyfinn03/10/2019
Wild camp and hike around the edgesLauralj8401/09/2019
Did it with my daddy as my sister was away. First time trhat I had walked along with daddy. It was fun.Williamr01/09/2019
Very windy but otherwise fresh, surprisingly dry.SWhitt31/08/2019
Followed the Kinder Scout Edge Path - beautiful walk. You're always at an edge with a great view over the drop, fantastic distance coming in at just under 20 miles.wankworm25/08/2019
started from Edale station and went up via Jacobs Ladder. took the right side and cut across to near Downfall. Went back on ourselves on the path and reached kinder low trig then back down the way we came. Clear skies and very hot - great views of Manchester just before Downfall.sdmakinson25/08/2019
Hayfield car park, William Clough, Kinder Downfall (uphill waterfall flowing beautifully), Kinder Low, Edale Cross, etcianandbarbara20/08/2019
Started from Mass Trespass car park. Summit okay but ridge walk and Kinder Downfall were really impressive, loved it.ironwolf16/08/2019
Camped at Upper Booth Farm then went up along Crowden Brook. High point a bit tricky to find as the wooden stock had tilted over. Straightened it and replaced some of the fallen stones once I got there. Should have followed the path round to Pym Chair before going cross-country. Great views once back on the path looking down the valley to Jacob's Ladder.Eliza10008/08/2019
Walked up from the village hall over Mam Tor and around to Kinder Low before heading down to the pubCap_Thunderbolt30/06/2019
From Barber Booth car park, up Jacob's Ladder, then Pennine Way to trig and high point. Onto Kinder Downfall. Been dry for a week so not the spectacle I was hoping for.back via Crowden Brook.Longwojo16/05/2019
From Edale carpark round pennine way and then up Crowden Clough (scrambly)Stevooo23/04/2019
Started at the campsite at Hatfield. Route went up William Clough to the Pennine Way than followed the ridge past Kinder Downfall to Kinder Low. Thence across the moor to the summit and back. The return route went via Coldwell Clough to the campsite.andrewcoles18/04/2019
Reached foggy top of Kinder Scout as navigation target for NNAS Silver Award navigation assessment. With Charlotte, on a damp day.mazz03/03/2019
As Per Nuttall Walk, Clear Sunny DayJephcote8302/03/2019
revisit to the top of kinder well picking up the 2 OS trig pillers the top is not the trig point like most think just better vies at the trigmy-list23/02/2019
Walked up from Edale with GR . Light snow on top which added to experience . Down via jacobs ladderD SID17/01/2019
New Year's Day Walk - Rachel's knees slowed her down. Great viewsDeborah01/01/2019
Debs and Tali. Circuit to Mouth Famine from Hayfield.Mountain Goat10/11/2018
Second visit to the Kinder area this year, this time heading up grindsbrook Clough and round to Kinder Downfall before visiting the trig again.Pipesy07/11/2018
Gorgeous day - good if slightly hazy views over to Manchesterjedthehumanoid20/10/2018
16.9 miles, 2159ft Pennine Way and Kinder Scout walk.stephenbuda11/10/2018
Up Grindsbrook and down the superb Jagger's CloughMark Sims13/09/2018
With parents from Jacobs Ladder, decent down Grindsbrook Clough.axoree01/08/2018
From Edale carpark, was going to do the Nuttal's route but went up Grindsbrook Clough, round to Pym Chair then cross country to highpoint, met another hillbagger here then got satnav to read the important grid ref on peat haig with stone on it, did a lot of walking to highpoints around it before trig point and back before time ran out at car park, £3:40 for 4 hours. Dog was happy ther was water in the Clough but overwise very dry.Walkingthedog15/07/2018
Kinder Low > Kinder Scout > Kinder Scout The Edge (Trig) > Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Edge East) > Crowden Head > [Kinder Low Anon pt. 2062] > Hartshorn > Grindslow Knollronaldo33304/07/2018
Kinder Low > Kinder Scout > Kinder Scout The Edge (Trig) > Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Edge East) > Crowden Head > [Kinder Low Anon pt. 2062] > Hartshorn > Grindslow KnollHippster04/07/2018
Nice little circuit from Upper Booth. Up via Jacob's Ladder with a nice welcome breeze, then across to the Kinder Downfall trig point, then cross-country to the high point. The extended heatwave meant that Kinder was bone dry today. Can't be very often that you can get to this summit without getting your boots even slightly damp... Then back down a very hot Crowden Clough.jkl01/07/2018
Hayfield, Kinder Scout, Mill Hill, Burnt Hill, Hayfieldeviljeff901/07/2018
A walk with mum setting off from Edale, up near Ringing Roger and across the top of Kinder, a quick detour up to the very cloudy trig point before dropping down Jacob's Ladder back into Edale.Pipesy20/06/2018
From HayfieldPaulGibbons19/05/2018
From Hayfield, TC with Richard Noakes and Angie CookTopCat195913/05/2018
Picked up while on a 14.5 mile walk from a lay by on the A625 where the Pennine bridleway cross's taking six hours. Route Rush up edge, Mam Tor, Edale, Pennine way to Kinder low then onto the plateau finishing south over Brown Knoll and back to the car. I would recommend printing the survey notes out before you go as it pin points the exact position of the high point with grid reference's and a cairn's location which is also very helpful failing that on a clear day from the trig on Kinder low two grass humps can be see in a NNE direction head for these.WAYNE ROWLETT29/04/2018
Very wet on the ascent. Started from CP near Barber Booth. Found correct summit this time as previously just reached the trig. Disturbed a Peregrine eating a Black Grouse! 366m ascent.RoguePulsar27/04/2018
Bagged after a scramble on Edale Rocks & a visit to the trig. Used the Abney Level to find the HP.DanMaisieBex21/04/2018
6 hour hike to top by Jacobs Ladder to kinder downfall.Tinribs7514/04/2018
From Bowden Bridge car park. Mill Hill, Kinder Scout, Brown Knoll and South Head. Absolutely glorious day :)Alunrees3305/04/2018
Walk with Charlie in, frozen, windy but sunny.NottsOutdoorLad24/02/2018
From Hayfield up via the track near Sandy Heys and down via Edale Cross. Visited the summit, which was easier than sometimes as the ground was hard.Peter_W_Mitchell 22/02/2018
Trespass walk. Snow on top.Kermit17/02/2018