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Kinder Scout and Kinder Downfall is a 8.8 mile loop trail located near New Mills, Derbyshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 8.8 mi Elevation gain 1,935 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Lake

Views

Wildlife

Description
Waypoints (2)

A fantastic circular hill walk retracing the steps of the famous Kinder Scout mass trespass. Follow to the path up William Clough to Penine Way along the plateau edge. Next, pass the Kinder Downfall and Kinder Low completing the loop.

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Reviews (197)
Photos (648)
Recordings (171)
Completed (272)
Adam Rafferty
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Hiking

Brilliant walk some places step but the majority is enjoyable. I suggest going anticlockwise around the route.

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Lynn Yu
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Hiking

Steep steps towards the top after walking pass the reservoirs, then almost flat throughout the trail. There was a small section where the path is difficult to find (descending after kinder low). Great view with loads sheep and cows.

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Jessica Moulton
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Abby Ellams
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Hiking

Parking is a bit chaotic, we got there at 11 so parked a little bit away. Beautiful walk with some scrambling/steep inclines up.

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Jo Dalton
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Hiking

A wet and foggy day didn’t allow for much taking in of the scenery but a pleasant jolly ol’ stomp nonetheless.

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Ewa Kuznicka
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HikingFloodedScramble
Laura Dyer
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Hiking

Great walk! A little challenging in parts but well worth it for the lovely views.

Tim Vos
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Mac Colwell
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Melissa Houghton
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HikingRocky

Great trail. The first part was challenging as it was a steep incline but was leisurely after that. I wish I would have spent a little more time at kinder downfall as it's a stunning view point. I had to come back on myself as I missed the path to the trigg so watch out for that as GPS wasn't great at that point. It's super windy at the top so you may need a fleece. The route back to the car park was dead and I was the only person taking that path - bliss.

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Joseph Thorpe
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Tom Clare
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HikingOff trailOver grown

Highly recommend this hike just for the views alone. The hike up the hill can be tough and steep in places but is worth it for the views at the top. We carried in and went off the path down to mermaid pool, before heading through the trees and following the stream down to the reservoir.

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Cyril Dake
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Great walk, lovely views but can be at time’s difficult to know where the route is, especially towards the end. A lot of variation in elevation.

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Elizabeth Gaunt
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charlieJo Wilkinson
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Really good walk but would not recommend doing in the winter as u walk up a stream and it can get really hard to cross at times. (i have fallen in a few times!) also a very very steep bit climbing up after u've climbed the stream so hard in ice ! views are amazing. overall quite steep, unsure if you'd want to try with baby backpack on.

BKR 18
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Went on this trail in January 2020 - first real hike and absolutely loved it. Was a tough trek, but manageable, even my mother managed it (she’s in her 50s). Loved the scramble up the to the top, very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend, views are amazing from the top!

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