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Kinder via Crowden Clough

A walk with four-seasons of weather, from sunny fields in Edale valley to gale force winds, snow and a white-out on Kinder Low. The ascent of Crowden Clough is excellent, a rugged path with a wickedly steep ascent at the end, with views across to the Great Ridge and down into the valley. The snow fell thick and fast as we climbed up into the Clough and was lying 2-3 inches deep on the edge at the summit. The wind was troublesome but then the sun came out for a while and it seemed like it was going to be a good evening. We had intended to camp up on Kinder somewhere, but after struggling to get our tents up in the howling wind and the white-out conditions, we abandoned that idea and settled for a late walk back down into Edale. The conditions were acceptable for a day walk, but dangerous for a wild camp. A good winter walk in the end.

Walk Details

Date: 2014-12-12

Start: Edale Car Park    Finish: Edale Car Park

Distance: 9.2 mls, 14.81 km

Height Gain: 1800 ft, 548.6 m

Start Time: 11:00    End Time: 17:30

Duration: 06:30

Ave Speed: 1.4 mph

Region: Peak District

Route Description: Edale, Upper Booth, Crowden Clough, Pym Chair, Kinder Low, Edale Rocks, Jacobs Ladder, Upper Booth, Barber Booth, Edale Car Park

Parking Grid Ref: SK 12385 85328

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Walking with: Chris Pilgrim

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Hills on this Walk

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Trig Points on this Walk

TP4216 - Kinder Low (Good condition)

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