Kinder Low to Red Ratcher

Walk Details

Date: 2013-09-07
From: Kinder Low    To: Red Ratcher
Distance: 16.6 mls, 26.72 km
Height Gain: 2300 ft, 701.0 m

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Route Description: Kinder Low, Kinder Downfall, Mill Hill, Featherbed Moss, Devils Dike, Bleaklow Head, Torside Clough, Crowden, Laddow Rocks, Black Chew Head, Red Ratcher

Start Time: 08:50    End Time: 18:40    Duration: 09:50
Ave Speed: 1.7 mph

Region: Peak District

Walking with: Matthew King

Long Distance Path: Pennine Way

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Walk Notes

The mist cleared as we packed away damp tents and set off around the edge of Kinder on the Pennine Way and then the sun came out and although it was chilly with a stiff wind, it wasn't raining as we had feared. We spent an easy morning climbing up to Bleaklow, passing only a few people and then descended to Torside through a brief rain shower with some hail stoned thrown in for good measure (the only rain of the day). We struggled up the climb to Laddow Rocks, feeling the miles of the day in our legs and headed for the County Top of Black Chew Head, only a short diversion from the track. We found a lovely camp site, at the head of Crowden Great Brook, recommended to us by Chris Pilgrim and Dean Read, following their Pennine Way journey earlier this year. It quickly got quite cold though so we shovelled hot food in and dived into down jackets and sleeping bags for the night.

Hills on this Walk

2808 - Bleaklow Head (2077 ft, 633.00 m) - (Hu,Sim,Hew,N)

3635 - Mill Hill (1785 ft, 544.00 m) - (5)

3636 - Black Chew Head (1778 ft, 542.00 m) - (5,CoU,CoA)

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Previous Walk

Date: 2013-09-06, Walk Name: Edale to Kinder Low

Distance: 4.9 miles, Height Gain: 1700 ft, 518.2 m

Next Walk

Date: 2013-09-08, Walk Name: Red Ratcher to Marsden

Distance: 8.2 miles, Height Gain: 1000 ft, 304.8 m