Kinder Scout and the Infamous Bog

Climbing Kinder Scout on a sunny day in the Peak District is a must do for any hill walker or even runner. My Brother and I recently took a trip up to the Peak District to tackle the 11 Mile route starting in Edale and finishing back at the same point.

We started out walk to the top from the train station in Edale on what started out as a chilly morning.  We set up the narrow Valley of Grindsbrook Clough and soon started the rocky climb to the top of Edale Moor, with great views over the valley it took us around an hour to climb. We set off again and in the direction of Crowden tower which is mostly flat.

From the Tower we started our walk into the bog of kinder scout, For any one that has not been here before a set of gaiters and Gor-tex boots wont go a miss as we both found ourselves getting a little wet and muddy. Even on a sunny day at the end of summer it is hard to find a direct route through the mass of small streams and knee high mud although it all just adds to the fun of the day!

Once we found the main river bed we followed it the way to Kinders waterfall and had lunch. With views over Kinder reservoir, middle moor and Laygatehead moor we perched ourselves on a huge boulder overlooking the waterfall for a brew.

We packed up as the wind started to pick up a little and headed off towards the trig point near to Noe Stool on the decent towards Jacobs ladder we couldn’t help but break into a little jog and some ”Friendly” competition which ended in a sprint to the top of Jacobs Ladder.

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