Walk Report: Kinder Perimeter

Date: 12th Jul 2009
Stats: 13.5 miles, 2800 feet
Weather: Overcast and cloudy, some rain spells, brightening at the end
Trig Points: 2: TP4216 – Kinder Low, TP3019 – Edale Moor
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: Free parking in Edale village, by the Old Nags Head, toilets in Edale car park
Summary: Edale, Pennine Way via Jacob’s Ladder to Edale Rocks, Kinder Low, Kinder Downfall, The Edge, Fairbrook Naze, Seal Edge, Edale Moor, Ringing Roger, The Nab, Edale

Route Map

Key to symbols:
= Trig Point

I’ve always wondered what the “other side” of the Kinder plateau looked like. I’ve done loads of walks on the south side, but never walked on the north side, along Seal Edge – so today I remedied that and plotted a route around the whole plateau.

Pictures go here

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Parking here is reserved for those who arrive early – otherwise its £5 in the main car park in Edale

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Following the Pennine Way across the fields from Edale

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Arriving at Upper Booth

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Winnie the Pooh – so that’s what happened to him – he got turned to wood and left to rot in a farmyard in Derbyshire

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Looking ahead to Jacob’s Ladder

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The fine old packhorse bridge at the foot of Jacob’s Ladder

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The bags of stones for the path have still not been used, since my last visit about 4 months ago

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The footpath work has started on the way to Edale Rocks

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Looking down onto Kinder Reservoir and some impressive looking clouds heading my way

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The Downfall is doing its usual trick of flowing upwards – the wind is not so strong though – so at least some of the water is heading down

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The Pennine Way heads down the hill now and across to Mill Hill. I keep to the plateau edge though

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Looking ahead to Fairbrook Naze, along the Edge

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Face-like rock formations along the Edge

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And one very interesting formation that is somewhat remeniscent of the Salt Cellar

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The path narrows alarmingly beneath the overhanging stones

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Looking down Fair Brook Clough

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The surrounding countryside looks verdent and green, thanks mainly to the bracken

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Walker on one of the many paths up to Kinder

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Returning to Edale

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Back at the car, lots of folk milling about

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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