Explore Kinder Scout Weekend

2. Explore Kinder Scout Weekend - Peak District

Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July, 2022.

Enjoy a weekend of getting to know the best of Kinder Scout. This unique and amazing plateau offers a variety of walks and terrain to explore. We choose two contrasting areas of hill and moorland, including a visit to Kinder Downfall, the rocky Northern Edges and an exploration to the very heart of the plateau. There is also the option of joining us at Hathersage Youth Hostel for the weekend, see below for details. Please note these walks involve steep ascents, easy scrambling and traversing boggy ground. It is essential you have adequate hiking footwear and a good level of fitness. 


Saturday 16th July Guided Walk

Edale, Grindsbrook Clough, Kinder Plateau, Kinder Downfall, Pennine Way, Jacobs Ladder and return to Edale. 

This is a classic Kinder Scout adventure starting with an easy scramble up the side of Grindsbrook Clough. We then traverse across the boggy plateau via Kinder Gates and follow the River Kinder to the waterfall. Our return route follows the Pennine Way and descends via Jacobs Ladder packhorse route to Edale.  The distance is about 15 km/9.5 miles with approximately 450 metres /1476 feet of ascent.


Sunday 17th July Guided Walk

Edale, Ringing Roger, Blackden Brook, Seal Edge, Kinder Plateau ( aircraft wreck), Grindslow Knoll and return to Edale.

This walk allows us to visit the quieter side of Kinder Scout by following the Northern edges. The walk explores the impressive gritstone rock formations of Blackden Brook and Seal edge where the views are dramatic and extensive. A traverse across the boggy plateau via a World War Two aircraft wreck brings us back to the Southern end of Kinder Scout and our descent to Edale, via Grindslow Knoll.  The distance is about 12km/7.5 miles with approximately 432 metres /1417 feet of ascent.


The cost for the weekend is £76.00.  Or you can book Saturday or Sunday for £38.00 per day. 


Please book and pay below.


Kinder Camping Barn Weekend. Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July, 2022.


Accommodation and catering

Peak Walking Adventures will be staying down the road at Hathersage Youth Hostel (YHA) for the weekend.  We will welcome any walkers to stay there too! We will be getting together Friday evening at the Hathersage YHA and eating out in Hathersage on Saturday evening.There are shops, cafes, pubs a bakery and train station in Hathersage.

For more information about staying at Hathersage YHA visit: Hathersage Youth Hostel


If you prefer to stay in Edale, there are a variety of Bed and Breakfasts, Inns, Edale Youth Hostel and Camping options.

Visit our Accommodation Page.


Meeting time and place

On each day we will meet at 9.15am ready to leave at 9.30am in Edale Village outside the Penny Pot Cafe next to Edale Railway Station.  Edale has a main car park (pay and display cash only) with toilets. More details on parking will be provided on booking. 


Joining us by train? We can help!  Edale Station (for the walks) and Hathersage Station (for Hathersage YHA Accommodation) are served by direct trains to and from Manchester and Sheffield.  If you are staying in Hathersage or other local accommodation we can arrange to give you a lift to Edale and back for each days walking. 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.

Further information

What to wear and bring with you on guided walks with Rachel and Richard
PWA General Information - Open and Chall
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Any queries?

If you have a query about the walks, accommodation, or meeting up please do contact us - we'd be happy to help.