Kinder Scout: Leaving the edge

The Peak District's most famous landmark, on wild and lonely parts of the moor. This is a moderate grade walk that boasts awesome panoramic views from just about anywhere on the exposed plateau - weather permitting!

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Starting Point: Bowden Bridge car park (Ordnance Survey grid reference - SK048869)
Distance: 9 miles / 14.5 km
Grade: Strenuous
Allow: 6 hours
Map: Explorer OL1 The Peak District – Dark Peak Area
Terrain: a mixture of tracks, rough moorland paths and open moor with some steep ascents and descents.
Nearest Town: Hayfield
Walk Guide: Graham Hahn - A Peak District Park Ranger for over ten years, doing regular patrols on Kinder Scout. Graham holds a National Parks Walk Leaders Award and regularly leads walks on Kinder Scout. 

Travel Information:  The 172 bus service operated by Hulleys provides a service from Matlock and Bakewell.The nearest car park is illustrated on the map a few hundred metres south of the start point.

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KInder Scout is owned by one of our partners, The National Trust, and more information can be found on their website.

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