logo Walking Britain

Blackden Brook, Kinder & Upper Ashop
Introduction to Walk 1489

Photo from the walk - Blackden Brook, Kinder & Upper Ashop

Nat Park - Peak District - Kinder Scout Edale

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Andy Chaplin

Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km

Ascent - 1250 feet / 379 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Peak District walk comes with a warning as it's not suitable for those who don't like scrambling along the side of vertical banks or who are not happy crossing streams. It is undoubtedly easier to do the walk by going up Blackden Brook - rather than coming down it - and it is easier in good, dry weather. The reward is some great views! A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL1Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL1Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 110Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 110Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Digital Maps - For more information on digital maps go to Anquet Maps. Digital maps, including Ordnance Survey, Harvey Superwalker and British Mountain Maps, are available for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet and phone.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1116
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
Grains in the Water & Alport Castles
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1227
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
Fair Brook & Kinder Northern Edges from Birchen Clough
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2514
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
Fair Brook & Kinder Downfall from Birchen Clough
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2982
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
Bleaklow & Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 3238
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
Fairbrook Naze & Ashop Head from Birchen Clough
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.3 miles / 15.1 km
Walk 3298
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
Oyster Clough & Blackden Edge from Birchen Clough
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.4 miles / 18.5 km
Walk 1098
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Howden Edge from Derwent Valley
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 1213
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Alport Castles from Fairholme
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1219
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Back Tor & the Wheel Stones from Fairholme
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.3 miles / 16.7 km
Walk 2591
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Crook Hill & Ladybower Reservoir
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Walking in Derbyshire

Walking in DerbyshireWalking guidebook to 60 circular day walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Includes the Derwent, Wye and Trent river valleys, near Derby, Matlock, Glossop, Bakewell and Ripley. Routes range from easy to moderate and are between 4 and 14km (2 to 10 miles). Walks focus on places of interest, from Stone Age forts to castles to grand estates.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

Wainwright Hill Bagging Map

A scratchable map showing all 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

New to Walking?

How to start walking - a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.