Official Summit area, the false cairn is pictured with the Official Grass mound summit in the background

Peak District – Kinder Scout – Jacob’s Ladder & The Official Summit

It's always great to return to an old favourite, walking routes along the southern edge of Kinder Scout is where I first cut my teeth with proper navigation. It is along this edge that my friends and I first set foot on this great mountain, longer ago than I care to recollect. I remember the … Continue reading Peak District – Kinder Scout – Jacob’s Ladder & The Official Summit

Peak District – Kinder Scout – Crowden & Grindsbrook

The weather in 2012 has been a real wash out at times, especially when it comes to walking days. We've walked in everything this year, drizzle, hail, torrential rain and the odd thunder storm. Luckily however I work continental shifts which means I work 4 days and then get 4 days off. Doing this sort … Continue reading Peak District – Kinder Scout – Crowden & Grindsbrook

Peak District – Castleton and Kinder Scout – Loop Walk

http://new.socialhiking.org.uk/maps/iframe/deanread/2011-05-25/300 I've just got back from another great walk in the Peak District, once again I recorded it using ViewRanger and Social Hiking. I'm getting rather addicted to using the Social Hiking website as you may have noticed if you were following our progress along the West Highland Way, while i'm on the subject here … Continue reading Peak District – Castleton and Kinder Scout – Loop Walk

Peak District – Kinder Scout – Wild Camping

Wild Camping in the Peak District is something I haven't done for a while, I suppose as its so close to home its easy enough to cover lots of distance on a day walk and still be home in time for tea. I've walked up Kinder Scout more times than I can remember but decided … Continue reading Peak District – Kinder Scout – Wild Camping

Kinder Scout – Jacob’s Ladder & Grindsbrook Clough

I went for another walk up Kinder Scout today, thankfully its beginning to become a regular occurrence again. I decided to differ from my regular route from Hayfield and revisit and old route Stevo and I used to take. The route begins in Edale and head west along the slopes of Kinder then down to … Continue reading Kinder Scout – Jacob’s Ladder & Grindsbrook Clough

Peak District – Kinder Scout – Winter walk with Amy

Amy and I decided to go out for a walk today, we have a fantastic covering of snow here in Derbyshire and the weather was perfect. We headed off towards Edale at about 10am and made it there in reasonable time considering the roads were pretty bad. We narrowly avoided an accident near Hathersage, A … Continue reading Peak District – Kinder Scout – Winter walk with Amy

Kinder Scout – Grindsbrook Clough – Winter Scramble

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 … Continue reading Kinder Scout – Grindsbrook Clough – Winter Scramble