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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: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 1144 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
Up Grindsbrook and down the superb Jagger's CloughMark Sims13/09/2018
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
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 Jacobís 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
Kinder Low > Kinder Scout > Kinder Scout The Edge (Trig) > Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Edge East) > Crowden Head > [Kinder Low Anon pt. 2062] > Hartshorn > Grindslow Knollronaldo33304/04/2018
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
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
Nuttall Walk.tomd429/09/2017
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
Walk from Edale up Jacobs ladder to the trig then acoss the moor to summit that someone had written I sign this is the top! then across the woolpacks and down to Edalejmistry8603/06/2017
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
Geocaching event to celebrate the Mass Trespassey up me duck23/04/2017
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
With E. From Edale village, Upper Booth, Jacob's Ladder, Kinder Low trig point then GPS to highest point, a grassy peat mound, marked with stones and a wooden stake. Return along ridge via Crowden Tower, Upper Tor, Nether Tor and The Nab.Beeliner07/04/2017
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
Circular walk from Edale via Jacobs Ladder with TW with diversion on top to visit true summit. Encouraging to see the peat bog beginning to regenerate. Weather fine.steve_a18/02/2017
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