Walk Report: Kinder Downfall

Date: 16th Mar 2009
Stats: 9.0 miles, 2000 feet
Weather: Sunny to start, clouding later, no rain, no wind
Trig Points: 2: TP6378 – The Edge, TP4216 – Kinder Low
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: Parking at Bowden Bridge, with toilets. Room on road if you arrive early
Summary: Bowden Bridge, Kinder Reservoir, William Clough, The Edge, Kinder Downfall, Kinder Low, Edale Cross, Bowden Bridge


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point

A short leg stretcher, just to be out on a day when I had other things to do. met almost no-one all day. Lovely

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
An early start and the car park is empty – parking spaces on the road meant I avoided the £3.50 toll for the car park

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
Booth Sheepwash

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
No Public Access – trespassers will be shot – survivors will be shot again!

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
The walled path leads onto the fellside….

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
And the beautifully still reservoir

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
Trees and cloud reflected in the still waters of Kinder Reservoir

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
The path up William Clough – part of the original trespass route

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
Looking back down William Clough

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
On the Pennine Way, with Mill Hill behind

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
Looking ack to the reservoir from the Edge

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
Rock formations litter this route – some are spectacular

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
The trig point on The Edge – rising from a sea of peat

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
The River Kinder, flows down from the Downfall to the reservoir below

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
The trig point at Kinder Low, surrounded by gritstone outcrops

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
Path repairs on the Pennine Way route, heading down to Jacobs Ladder

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
A new path – oo, a path, a path

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
Edale Cross, medieval in origin

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
The winding road, back through Coldwell Clough

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
Distant fires on the heather clad fells – grouse management in action

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
Return to Hayfield

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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