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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)
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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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
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!!!!!!
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
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
A cracking leap day wander from the snake pass, with Andy, our first time on Kinder Scoutbardolph29/02/2016
My final Derbyshire tump! Final hill of five today on a traverse from Hadfield station to Edale station via Mouselow castle, skirting Glossop, scrambling up Yellowslacks Brook to Bleaklow and then a rough wedge shaped out and back outing to Alport Moor, back on the Pennine way to Mill hill, continuing to Kinder Low trig point and from here following Gps to locate summit near small cairn. Headed over to Pym Chair and through the Woolpacks, with gradually diminishing light. Had planned to descend Crowden brook but this was so dark that continued on footpath and headed down footpath that skirts near Grindslow Knoll and winded my way down onto Pennine way and then into Grindsbrook Booth or Edale.Dazingdale27/02/2016
With James. Snow Circuit of the valley.Aimless Rambler17/01/2016
In snow with Pete Waimaz16/01/2016
During the Spine Race. Unfortunately the single Hill I have badged before giving up.Yanndroid16/01/2016
Spine Race 2016RichCranswick09/01/2016
Summited during The Spine Racedc9609/01/2016
Circuit of the valley. soloAimless Rambler28/11/2015
With universitylerritt17/10/2015
Barber Booth up Jacob's ladder, and back via Crowden Brook. Great weather - this top would be awful to find in mist!huwthomas12/10/2015
District Scout leader's hill walking weekendmartin-r10/10/2015
2mFM Radio activation. SP-001. Lovely day. with Alfie.Petem0hqo24/09/2015
Parked next to Edale train station. Walked along Pennine Way up Jacob's Ladder and on to the summit. Navigated around the southern edge of Kinder Scout past the interesting rock formations. Descended Grindsbrook Clough back to Edale. Good weather made an adventurous day.PiranhaFish30/08/2015
From Edale, up the pennine way to kinder low, then across plateau to true summit. Back down via Grindslow Knoll.Kate_and_Euan15/08/2015
Circular walk from Edale along Pennine Way, up Swine's Back and then set off for summit bearing 345 from Pym Chair. Descent was via Grindsbrook Clough.welshyboyo08/08/2015
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave16/07/2015
With Chris G, a circular route from Upper Booth.magirob09/07/2015
10/10 Not an easy one to find but did eventually than descent via waterfallsFergalh04/07/2015
Solo weather like pea soup (finding this summit is a bit of a nightmare :(dentalchimp28/06/2015
With Keith. From Edale, up Crowden Clough and back via Kinder Downfall and Jacob's Ladder. A dry day with great views.islamidget27/06/2015
From car park between Barber Booth and Upper Booth. Via Jacob's Ladder and Kinder Low. With Stephen.ADT20/06/2015
Solo walk up from Edale via Grindlow Knoll. Finding the summit not the easiest but at least the plateau was pretty dry. The groughs to the north and west of the summit are wetter due to the restoration work. Walked back via the western edge and Kinderlow Bronze Age cairnthesweetcheat30/05/2015
Climbed with Karen, slightly overcast and very windy.aussie196124/05/2015
Mam Tor, Jacob's Ladder, Kinder Scout, Kinder Low from Edale....long, long wander. Jacobs Ladder hard work, no rests!CharlieRose15/05/2015