Kinder & Bleaklow-High Peaks with History

4. Kinder & Bleaklow – High Peaks with History

Saturday 27 August and Sunday 28 August 2022. 


If you’re in Derbyshire for August Bank Holiday Weekend these two walks bring together the very best of the Peak District. We visit the two highest plateaus, Kinder Scout (Saturday 27th) and Bleaklow Hill (Sunday 28th), taking in wonderful escarpments with far reaching views.  We’ll share history too -  following Kinder Scout’s famous Mass Trespass route (Saturday) and visiting the site of  Bleaklow’s B29 Superfortress Bomber (Sunday).


Join one or both days!  Walk and booking details below.


Saturday's Walk – Kinder Scout & Hayfield Horseshoe

From Hayfield (near Glossop), we ascend Kinder Scout via William Clough, recounting the tale of the 500 trespassers who, in 1932, walked here to secure public access onto the hills for all.  We ascend onto Kinder Edge and walk the escarpment to the dramatic waterfall at Kinder Downfall, before reaching our summit trig point  at 633 m / 2077 ft.  As we descend we wind our way over moorland to visit one or both of South Head and Mount Famine – two small summits with wonderful views over the valley.  A lovely ridge walk finishes our horseshoe walk, looking back towards Kinder’s western edge as we head back into Hayfield.


This is a full day’s walk with steep ascents on rocky paths – maybe boggy in places if it’s wet. The distance is about 18 km / 12 miles with a height gain of 750 m / 1,800ft.


Sunday's Walk – Bleaklow & The Pennine Way

The walk begins in Glossop before climbing to Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow's high southern edge with wind carved stones. We visit the B-29 Superfortress, 'Over Exposed' which crashed in 1948, in mist. Remnants of the aircraft's engines, undercarriage and wings remain, alongside a memorial to the 13 souls who tragically lost their lives. We take the historic Pennine Way to Bleaklow Head, at over 600m/2000 ft, before taking a 'walk on the wild side', looking for mountain hares amongst the heather.  A stunning high-level track overlooks Yellowstone Brook, 150 feet below, before we descend through green pastures back to Glossop.


This walk has some steep ascents on rocky paths – maybe boggy in places if it’s wet. The distance is a little shorter and about 9 miles/17 kilometres with a height gain of 685m/2,247 ft.


Costs and Further Information

The cost for one day is £38 per person.  For both days it’s £70.  Meeting and Accommodation information below 

Kinder & Bleaklow - High Peaks with History Saturday 27 August and/or Sunday 28 August 2022.


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Meeting Places and Times for the Walks

Saturday’s Walk - Kinder Scout & Hayfield Horseshoe: We meet in a Pay and Display car park in Hayfield (five miles from Glossop) at 9.15am, to leave promptly at 9.30am.  Details will be confirmed with you when you book. 


Sunday’s Walk - Bleaklow & The Pennine Way: We meet in a free car park in Old Glossop (five miles from Hayfield) at 9.15am, to leave promptly at 9.30am.   Details will be confirmed with you when you book. 


Joining Either Walk by Train?  Provided we’ve got enough spaces in our vehicles, we can pick you up and return you to Buxton, Chinley or Glossop train stations which are close by - just let us know when you book. We don't charge for this as we are keen to promote use of public transport and help reduce traffic in the Peak District National Park. 


Accommodation for the Weekend

Saturday’s walk starts in Hayfield and Sunday’s walk starts in Glossop – the two locations are five miles apart with accommodation available in both. Or in Buxton (which is ten miles from Hayfield and fifteen miles from Glossop) . For more accommodation information Visit Peak District Accommodation. Or Our Accommodation Page.

Further Information

What to wear and bring with you
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