Saturday 21 March 2020
A full day guided walk as part of a small group of usually no more than six people plus your guide to climb Kinder Scout which is the Peak District's highest hill, and to walk on part of the Pennine Way path. Throughout the day, your friendly, professional guide will share with you a wealth of knowledge.
The Vale of Edale and the village of Grindsbrook Booth is a beautiful setting for the start of the Pennine Way, the country’s first national trail of over 250 miles, and the start of our walk.
We ascend to the Kinder plateau via Grindsbrook Clough, a twisting and turning stream with lots of opportunities to scramble beside the stream and marvel at the surrounding rocky atmosphere. When we arrive on the plateau, we are rewarded with far reaching views in every direction. We make our way around the rim of the plateau passing Crowden Brook, Crowden Tower and Pym Chair. We then follow the Pennine Way up and over Edale Rocks, and visit one of the highest points on the plateau. The landscape here is unique and an undulating land of moor and peat bogs.
We then descend the Pennine Way via Edale Cross and the ancient packhorse route of Jacobs Ladder, and return to Grindsbrook Booth via fields and lanes.
This walk is about 8.5 miles/13.6km with approx 540 metres of ascent on paths that can be rough and stony in places with some easy scrambling involved.
The cost is £38 per person. Please book and pay below. You are booking with Rachel Bolton who will guide the walk on the day.
We meet in the main public car park in Edale. It is signposted off the little lane that runs the entire length of the Vale of Edale. The nearest post code is S33 7ZL, but a sat nav probably won't take you to exactly the right place as the post code cover a wide area. The car park is next to the public toilets and Edale Village Hall is at the back of it. Parking costs £5.20 for a day, and the ticket machine only takes coins. Please be sure to bring the right change as there is nowhere to obtain change from nearby.
We meet at 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am.
If you need accommodation convenient to the start of our Kinder Scout guided walks, the villages of Edale, Hope or Castleton are nearby.
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?