Kinder Scout from Edale - Guided Walk, Peak District

Peak District Guided Walks

A classic Kinder Scout hike, to it's quieter summit from Edale in the Peak District

Maximum group size - 8 people

Visit one of the quieter summit trig points on this great Kinder Scout Hike.
Starting from the village of Edale we head up one of the quieter routes onto Kinder Scout. Once we reach the top we walk along the southern edge of Kinder, taking in little-known rock formations such as the Druids Stone. We will then reach the fantastic eastern corner of Kinder with it's magnificent views over to the Eastern Edges. Next we follow the northern side of Kinder, and it's eastern summit trig point before taking one of the famous unmarked "Kinder Crossings" across the notoriously difficult to navigate plateau.

On our way back to Edale there a number of different route options we can take depending on the group and conditions on the day.

Walk Details

  • Meet: Edale main car park at 08:45 for an 09:00 start

  • Grade: Fairly Strenuous

  • Length: 15km/9miles

  • Height Gain: 650m/2200ft

Price: £40

4% booking fee (capped at £5) +VAT will be applied.


The walk is partly on good footpaths and partly rougher stony paths. There is one fairly long ascent of about 400m/1200ft and a similar descent at the end. There are likely to be some muddy sections and due to the nature of the Kinder Scout plateau we may well encounter areas of peat bogs. You will need to be reasonably physically fit and have some experience of walking in rough terrain. Walking boots providing good ankle protection and grippy soles which will also keep your feet dry in boggy areas are definitely required.

Recommended Equipment & Clothing

  • Appropriate walking clothing to keep you warm on the day (no jeans as they can be cold if wet).

  • Waterproof jacket.

  • Waterproof trousers.

  • Spare warm layers (several thinner layers are more versatile than 1 thick).

  • Walking boots (some areas are rough and uneven so boots that go above the ankle, providing good ankle support, are strongly recommended rather than low cut walking/trail shoes. Boots will also keep your feet drier than walking shoes in boggy/muddy areas). No Trainers.

  • Warm hat and gloves or sun hat if sunny.

  • Food, drink and snacks for the day. We will have a couple of food stops whilst out on the hill.

  • Personal first aid kit (for minor cuts, blisters, sun cream, pain relief and any personal medication).

  • Rucksack with waterproof liner/bag.

  • Money for parking and/or cafe

  • Hand sanitiser and face covering recommended A face mask/covering does not need to be worn, however whilst virus levels remain high it would be recommended in emergency situations to help protect people whilst providing first aid or assistance, or when entering busy cafes and toilet areas.

  • Optional additions: camera, gaiters and/or walking poles if you have them.

Any questions please email or call me on 07928677626