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Kinder via Blackden Brook

Misty and cold all day, but no wind. Ascent of Blackden Brook is my new favourite way to gain the Kinder Plateau. Wonderful track beside the brook, with steep scramble at the end, which today was covered in drifts which meant I had to divert up a steep snow slope to gain the edge. Tough going from that point on with deep drifts in the groughs, most of which would not take my weight and I was waist deep on many occasions. Even managed to break through a snow bridge over a hidden stream and that was interesting! Great days walking on the edge, with only a couple of other walkers seen as they ascended Crookstone.

Walk Details

Date: 2015-02-14

Start: A57 Layby    Finish: A57 Layby

Distance: 7.6 mls, 12.23 km

Height Gain: 1700 ft, 518.2 m

Start Time: 08:10    End Time: 11:50

Duration: 03:40

Ave Speed: 2.0 mph

Region: Peak District

Route Description: Blackden Brook, Blackden Edge, Crookstone Out Moor, Crookstone Hill, Blackley Hey, Upper Ashop, Snake Road

Parking Grid Ref: SK 12980 89500

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Walking with: Alone

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Date: 2015-02-07
Distance: 11.4 mls, 18.35 km
Height Gain: 2200 ft, 670.6 m

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Walk Name: Kettlewell to Buckden Pike

Date: 2015-03-07
Distance: 7.3 mls, 11.75 km
Height Gain: 1600 ft, 487.7 m