I’ve just arrived from a nice little solo wintry wander up Kinder Scout. I had intended to take a stroll up to Stanage Edge but sadly the roads were blocked with heavy snow north of Hathersage. I was in my FTO and it would barely qualify as 2WD never mind 4WD so i decided to head to Edale. The roads are usually well gritted in that area and today proved to be no different. I parked near the School in Edale and then set off up towards Grindsbrook Clough. Grindsbrook is a nice little scramble in good weather so it proved to be a very interesting ascent today. The river was nearly 100% frozen near the top and had some great snow cover, it was fantastic fun to attack Kinder from this angle although relatively short in comparison to William Clough on the western edge.
When up at the top the weather really closed in around me and an icy wind was whipping up the snow into my face. I decided to take a quicker route home than originally planned, Mainly due to the fact I didn’t want to be stranded if the roads got worse and also I didn’t want to put myself in any unnecessary danger.
I decided to head back via Grindslow Knoll. The wind was pretty ferocious up at the top of this little peak and I had fun trying to keep upright while recording video footage, I managed to get back to the car without any drama at all.