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As the highest point in the Peak District, Kinder Scout boasts unforgettable views and it offers some of the most challenging but rewarding walks in Derbyshire.

Edale is the access point to Kinder. It marks the start of the Pennine Way, the first long-distance footpath in Britain, and is a magnet for walkers.

Most visitors to Kinder are only there for a day and only go a few miles.

From opposite the Old Nag’s Head, the official start of the Pennine Way, a track takes you through Upper Booth and up Jacob’s Ladder, a set of steps cut into the hillside.

At Edale Cross you can go in any direction.

Head up north towards Kinder Low and Kinder Downfall or first head west towards Hayfield.

From Hayfield you can head up William Clough, working your way to Sandy Heys and then towards Kinder Downfall.

The possibilities are endless.

Pennine Way

Steeped in history and traversing spectacular landscapes, the iconic Pennine Way stretches for 268 miles (435km) across England’s wild northern uplands.

The route follows Britain’s rocky spine from the hills of the Derbyshire Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales, through the stunning Swaledale Valley.

It then crosses the North Pennines and over Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland to the Cheviot Hills, ending in the Scottish Borders in Kirk Yetholm.

The Pennine Way was the first National Trail in England and is one of the UK’s most famous long-distance walks.

Cool Places to Explore

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