Kinder Scout walk via Edale with GPX file – Peak District – United Kingdom

by | Oct 11, 2016 | Cycling & Hiking Routes

Kinder Scout walk summary

This is a 9 mile hike around Kinder Scout starting from Edale train station heading up towards Nether Tor along upper tor and Kinder scout then going down Crowden brook and then along upper booth back into Edale

Kinder Scout route details

  • Distance 9 miles
  • Minimum time 5hrs 30min
  • Ascent/gradient 1,650ft (500m)
  • Level of difficulty Medium
  • Paths Rock and peat paths
  • Suggested map aqua3 OS Outdoor Leisure 1 Dark Peak
  • Start/finish Edale train station
  • Dog friendliness Walk is on farmland and access agreement land. Dogs should be kept on leads.
  • Parking Edale pay car park
  • Public toilets At car park


  • The decent down Crowden Brook is tricky, you may struggle with small children
  • You can add a little extra to the route and walk to the end of Ringing Rodger
  • Check out this tutorial of how to load a GPX into a Garmin Fenix 3
Edale village wooden bridge in the forest

Kinder Scout walk guide

The walk starts at Edale train station and heads up into the village of Edale, this is a short walk past the church and a couple of pubs that you can pop into after the walk is finished. Once you leave the top of the village you will enter a small forest area and along a small bridge. You then ascend towards Nether tor and once you reach the top you have the option of taking a small detour to see the views from Ringing Rodger (Not included in the GPX file)


Edale moor view looking towards Mam tor

Kinder Scout walk guide

Once you reach Nether tor you then walk along upper booth and Edale Moor and take in the stunning views of Edale and Mam tor in the distance. The route at this stage has great paths and suitable for walking at all times of year.

On a good day in the summer the weather is not a problem, however due to the height of this section and being exposed with very little shelter  the weather can change very quickly and you could be caught out in a down pour or other wet weather like sleet and snow.

Sign in Edale marking Crowden Clough walking route

Kinder Scout walk guide

The decent back down is via Crowden Brook and the warning here is that the terrain is steep and difficult to navigate. Take your time back down along the stream.  Once you at the bottom you then make your way through upper booth and then back into Edale.


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