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Kinder Scout from Edale is a 8.9 mile loop trail located near Castleton, Derbyshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 8.9 mi Elevation gain 1,788 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Description
Waypoints (1)
Getting There

This path begins with a steady climb into a scramble on your way to the moors up a river bed. There is a clear path on the top of the moors until the right turn toward Kinder Scout. There are no marked paths after this point (make sure to download the AllTrails map). The moors are hard; deep drops to boggy bottoms then short climbs to get out of the stream beds before reaching Pennie Way. From here, the rest of the route is easy.

Edale Train Station or Edale charity car park (£5 donation)

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (158)
Photos (1084)
Recordings (133)
Completed (240)
Damian King
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Hiking

Tough and off-trail in large parts, particularly demanding on a hot day

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Daniel Jones
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HikingMuddy

Really enjoyed most of the trail except the path between Kinder Downfall and Kinder Gate. This section was very soggy boggy and difficult to keep track of the path when the cloud settled in an visibility was less than 20m. I think the route would have been more enjoyable in reverse.

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jenny haney
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HikingMuddyOff trailRockyScramble

wow, what a hike this is. Took us around 6.5 hoursto complete and around 14 miles. this hike has everything, fabulous scenery, scrambling, wetlands/ bog, rocky paths and so on. it was an extremely challenging hike. i I highly recommend downloading the maps as the part going through the bog and quicksand is hard to navigate as there isnt a clear path

Megan Edwards
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble
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Joseph Richard
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Great walk and lovely views! Would definitely recommend the anticlockwise route (scrambling up Grindsbrook clough and walking down Jacob's Ladder). No obvious trail at the top of the plateau and it was quite boggy when we went up there (August).

Rhianna Skelton
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Clifford Wishart
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Hiking

Really good trail, going up was tough. Coming down was long, thought we would never get to the end. The top section is easy to get lost in, total distance turned out to be 18 KM. Well worth doing...

Andrius Dobrovolskis
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HikingMuddyNo shadeRockyScramble

lovely route that was, would do it again. mixture of terrains including loads of mud, rocks and some tarmac in the end

AllTrails User
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Hiking

First long distance trail - exhausting but well worth! Slow to steep ascents, climbing/crossing/walking across boggy peats and boulders, walking along rivers, several (small) waterfalls, farms etc! Met several friendly and helpful climbers. Going down to Mermaid pool - STRONGLY NOT Recommended! This detour taxed us 3 more hours - with terrain very unfriendly for us! The views were awesome but for seeing Manchester in the long distance! As suggested by Aaron used the anti-clockwise path which we think was useful - climbed up big boulders early during the ascent and descent was relatively easy!

Lisa Robinson
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I love kinder scout, it can be tough going for people who have not walk before, take your time and you can do it, easy route to follow, views from the top are so rewarding, this is a must

Amy Walker
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Hiking

This is a tough yet rewarding walk! It really is a scramble up Grinsbrook Clough. I would have probably chosen a different route around Kinder Scout at the top as this takes into you unmarked areas where you have to navigate through several peat bogs which can be challenging! Coming down was much better with a well marked path and fantastic views.

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Aaron Creighton
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HikingMuddyOff trailRockyScramble

Decent walk ended up being around 15.5km. Was very boggy at the top and some of the trails a little hard to follow at that point. Definitely recommend anti clockwise.

Andrea Watt
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Tom Smith
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