Kinder Scout Guided Walks

Kinder Scout guided walk

4. Kinder Scout Open Group Guided Walk

The next available date, Saturday 21 July.  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 2018 there are three day walks to choose from.  


The Southern Edge of Kinder Scout - Bank Holiday Monday 28 May  (Now fully booked)

A scenic walk along the southern edge of Kinder Scout from the Vale of Edale.  Our route will include the ascent up Ringing Roger which is steep and rocky in places.  We'll also visit the minor summit of Grindslow Knoll, we'll pass through the area known as The Woolpacks, famous for its huge, unusually shaped boulders, then our descent will be down the famous Jacob's Ladder path.  This is a bank holiday, so the area will be very busy! 


Approximately 11 miles with about 900 metres of ascent over ground that is rough and stony, and could be boggy in places.   


Kinder Scout, North West and Mount Famine - Saturday 21 July 2018.

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 930 metres of ascent.


The Southern Edge of Kinder Scout and Win Hill - Saturday 11 August 2018 

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 Eastern End of Kinder Scout -  Sunday 26 August 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 600 metres of ascent, over ground that is rough and boggy in places.



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



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Meeting time and place 

For the 28 May walk, we meet at 9:00am to be ready to set off at 9:15am in the main public car park in Edale.  It's near to the railway station, but not the railway station car park.  It's next to the public toilets in Edale, and is signposted off the little lane that runs through the valley between Hope and Mam Nick.  Nearest Post code S33 7ZA.  However please be aware that in rural areas, post codes cover a wide area, so a sat nav might not take to to exactly the right place.  Please note that the car park costs £5.20 per day, and the ticket machine only takes coins. 


The 21 July 2018 walk starts 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.  Meet 9:15am ready for a 9:30am start.   


For the 11 August 2018 walk, we meet at Bamford railway station at about 9:25am to catch the 9:37am train to Edale.  Post Code S33 0AH


For the 26 August walk at the eastern end, we meet in the car parking lay-by at Netherbooth in the Vale of Edale.  It's 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. 


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 14 October, 7 April, 11 August, and 26 August walks.  The village of Hayfield or the town of Glossop are nearby for the 21 July 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?