Kinder Scout Benny's Hill Walk

MODERATE 2 reviews

Kinder Scout Benny's Hill Walk is a 15.8 kilometer loop trail located near Hope, Derbyshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 15.8 km Elevation Gain: 587 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

On Sunday 24 April 1932, a young Mancunian mechanic called Benny Rothman defied police and gamekeepers to lead hundreds of walkers onto the Kinder plateau. The Kinder Trespass, as it became known, earned Benny 4 months in jail. This walk takes in all of the best bits of the plateau, the Downfall, the highest point at the misleadingly named Kinder Low and you also get to traverse much of the impressive southern edges with stunning views over Edale, not to mention the weathered rocks called the Wool Packs. The plateau is as you will discover - not just boggy, but riddled with groughs (peat troughs cut by streams that make for arduous up-down walking), but don't let this put you off because Kinder sports some of the wildest and view-laden walking in the National Park.

muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
16 days ago

i wouldn't reccomend this walk at all unless conditions are good. i did it in rain and fog. wasn't too bad till you do the loop on top of kinder scout and jeez the path isn't there. a big river flowing down. ideally i should have turned back but saw a few walkers and tagged along with them. the way down is a scramble at the side of a waterfall ha. not ideal at all. lessons learnt from this walk for sure..

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
16 days ago

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