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The Summit of Kinder Scout via The Cloughs
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Nat Park - Peak District - Kinder Scout Edale

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Jake Robertson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 1800 feet / 545 metres

Time - 4 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

A Peak District walk that includes one of England's most popular and important mountains, the 2088ft summit of Kinder Scout. However it is an unfrequented place due its boggy nature. However, this direct route is well worth doing, an exciting and little done scramble onto the plateau and a dramatic descent, it should bring out another aspect of the mountain. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Grindsbrook & Edale Head from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1264
Rushup Edge & Crowden Tower from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1295
Ringing Roger & Edale Cross from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2595
The Great Ridge from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2615
The Kinder Edges from Edale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km
Walk 1113
Ringing Roger & Grindslow Knoll from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1300
Hope Cross & Ringing Roger from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

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1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Rushup Edge & Edale from Mam Nick
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1368
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Mam Tor, Upper Booth and Rushup Edge
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1831
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Mam Tor & Hollins Cross
Grade - easy
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
Walk 1688
1.3 miles / 2.2 km away
Old Dam & Sparrowpit from Mam Tor
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1087
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
Mam Tor & Cave Dale from Castleton
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1519
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
Speedwell Cavern circular from Castelton
Grade - easy
Length - 4.3 miles / 6.9 km
Walk 1521
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
Cave Dale and Winnats Pass from Castleton
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1665
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
Hollins Cross & Lose Hill from Castleton
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3426
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
Lose Hill & Hollins Cross from Castleton
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1489
2.7 miles / 4.2 km away
Blackden Brook, Kinder & Upper Ashop
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 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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Dark Peak WalksGuidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys.
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