Kinder Scout Guided Walks

Kinder Scout guided walk

4. Kinder Scout Open Group Guided Walk

The next available date Saturday 23 September.   Kinder Scout is the highest mountain in the Peak District and covers a huge area.  We therefore offer several different walks to explore this most beautiful mountain.  You must have a reasonable level of fitness to take part in these walks, and previous experience of walking over rough terrain.  In 2017 there are three day walks to choose from.  


The Eastern End of Kinder Scout -  Saturday 14 October 2017 (fully booked), and Saturday 7 April 2018

The easiest of our guided walks on Kinder Scout, this walk explores the eastern end of the mountain.  From Nether Booth, we take a path that skirts around the hillside, gradually gaining height until we reach Crookstone Knoll right at the most easterly tip of Kinder Scout.  From here there are fine views over the surrounding hills and countryside.  We walk for a short distance along the north east edge before leaving the path and venturing into the central Kinder plateau to the trig point at eastern end.  We then continue our crossing of the plateau to the scenic southern edge and walk along to the high point of Grindslow Knoll.  Our return to Nether Booth is on a path in the valley bottom.  


Approximately 10 miles/16km with approx 590 metres of ascent, over ground that is rough and boggy in places.


Kinder Scout, North West and Mount Famine - Saturday 23 September 2017

The most challenging of our Kinder Scout guided walks.  Starting from Bowden Bridge near Hayfield and initially following the route of the famous 'Mass Trespass' of 1932, we explore the northern area of Kinder Scout.  Highlights will include the remote northern edge, Fairbrook Naze, Kinder Downfall where the River Kinder cascades over the edge to form the Peak District's tallest waterfall, and the western edge of the mountain.  We will also cross the groughs and hags of the central Kinder plateau.  Towards the end of the walk we ascend Mount Famine.


A strenuous walk of about 12 miles/19.5km with about 970 metres of ascent.


The Southern Edge of Kinder Scout and Win Hill - Monday 22 May 2017 

A linear walk from Edale to Bamford, along the scenic southern edge of Kinder Scout, past Hope Cross and along the broad ridge of hills that leads to the summit of Win Hill.  We meet at Bamford railway station and catch the train to Edale, then walk back to Bamford.  The rail fare is included in the price.  


Approximately 11 miles with a significant hill and rough ground. 



The cost of each of our Kinder Scout guided walks is £38 per person.  Please book below.



  • Places available

Meeting time and place 

For the 14 October & 7 April walks at the eastern end, we meet in the car parking lay-by at Netherbooth in the Vale of Edale.  It's opposite the Ladybooth pony trekking centre and near to the bottom of the little lane that goes up to Edale Youth Hostel.  Post code S33 7ZH.  Meet 9:15am to set off at 9:30am. 


The 23 September walks start from the public car park at Bowden Bridge near to Hayfield.  Nearest Post code is SK22 2LH.  The car park is a 'Pay & Display' and costs £5 per day.  The ticket machine only takes coins.  Meet 9:15am ready for a 9:30am start.   


For the 22 May walk, we meet at Bamford railway station at about 9:25am to catch the 9:37am train to Edale.  Post Code S33 0AH


Additional information

Essential Information
General information sheet that provides advice regarding what to wear and what to bring with you on your guided walk.
General Information - Full Day Walks.pdf
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If you need accommodation convenient to the start of our Kinder Scout guided walks, the villages of Edale, Hope or Castleton are nearby for the 2 April and 28 May walks.  The village of Hayfield or the town of Glossop are nearby for the 23 September walk.  Please see our accommodation page for further information.


Alternative Dates - Private Guiding

For greater flexibility, why not do this as a private guided walk on a day of your choice, either on your own or with a group of friends or family?