Jacobs Ladder, Edale Cross and Brown Knoll

Fundraising walk for our favourite charities

2. Jacobs Ladder, Edale Cross and Brown Knoll

Wednesday 7 July 2021 


Our walk follows the Pennine Way National Trail as it slowly works its way up via Jacobs ladder, a packhorse route – this gets its name from a local farmer Jacob Marshall who in the 1700’s carved steps in the hillside to make the climb easier.  The track stops just short of the Kinder Scout Plateau at Edale Cross an ancient landmark. Here we turn left and a short ascent takes us to Brown Knoll, a perfect place to view Kinder Scout and surrounding hills.  Our long descent to Edale is via a stone slabbed route across the moor and descent via another packhorse route called Chapel Gate. 


The distance is about 13km/8 miles with a height gain of about 241m/791 ft. 


Peak Walking Adventures reserve the right to change the walk if weather conditions etc do not allow us to access the hills. 


Please book below and choose the 'invoice' option as we are not making a charge for this walk.  We will invite you to make a donation to one of our chosen local charities.


You are booking with Rachel Bolton who will guide the walk on the day. 


Jacobs Ladder, Edale Cross and Brown Knoll 7 July, with Rachel Bolton.


  • Fully booked

Meeting time and place

We meet at Edale railway station at 9.20am to leave promptly for 9.35am and the walk will take approximately 6 hours.


What to wear and bring with you on guided walks with Rachel and Richard
General Information - Hill and Moorland
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If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the villages of Edale, Hope, or Castleton are nearby and have a selection of B&Bs, inns, and self catering accommodation.