– Lat/Long: 53.38° N 1.87° W

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Kinder Scout mountain guide

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Kinder Scout

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Kinder Scout

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Kinder Scout

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Kinder Scout

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Kinder Scout

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  • Elevation: 636 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • Convenient center: Hayfield or Edale

Kinder Scout Climbing Notes

Ian Boys from UNITED KINGDOM writes:

Easiest way up is from Hayfield Campsite following the pack horse trail up to Edale Cross - gentle gradient and paved at lower levels and leads up to a good nexus of paths that can take you over to Edale or across the southern and western ends of the plateau.

Safety notes:
- Weather (esp cloud base) changes VERY quickly on Kinder. A clear sky can become low cloud incredibly fast. If the cloud base starts dropping and you're not intimately familiar with the area, start heading downhill ASAP.
- Take more water than you think you'll need.
- Next to no cover at all on the plateau. One or two overhanging rocks, everywhere exposed to wind.


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