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Fair Brook & Kinder Downfall from Birchen Clough
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Photo from the walk - Fair Brook & Kinder Downfall from Birchen Clough

Nat Park - Peak District - Kinder Scout Edale

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Mike Bexley

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 1060 feet / 321 metres

Grade - moderate

This Peak District walk on the quieter side of Kinder Scout provides the basis for a great day outdoors. The outward route takes you onto the plateau crossing wild moorland. Once Kinder Downfall is reached you can enjoy a downhill walk in some of the best scenery in this part of the National Park. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1116
Grains in the Water & Alport Castles
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1227
Fair Brook & Kinder Northern Edges from Birchen Clough
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2982
Bleaklow & Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 3238
Fairbrook Naze & Ashop Head from Birchen Clough
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.3 miles / 15.1 km
Walk 3298
Oyster Clough & Blackden Edge from Birchen Clough
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.4 miles / 18.5 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1489
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
Blackden Brook, Kinder & Upper Ashop
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km
Walk 3049
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Bleaklow Stones from King's Tree, Derwent Valley
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1159
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Grindsbrook & Edale Head from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1264
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Rushup Edge & Crowden Tower from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1295
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Ringing Roger & Edale Cross from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2595
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
The Great Ridge from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2615
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
The Kinder Edges from Edale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km
Walk 3350
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
The Summit of Kinder Scout via The Cloughs
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1113
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Ringing Roger & Grindslow Knoll from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1300
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Hope Cross & Ringing Roger from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

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

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