Once on top of the peak, it’s a matter of striding out for as long as your legs can manage, taking in iconic features such as Kinder Downfall on the way.


Do a full circuit and you’ll have racked up almost 20 miles of walking. The boggy terrain should help build your calf muscles too.


Up and away

Park in the village of Edale and ascend almost immediately via the The Nab ridge, before arriving at the bulk of the hill.


Don’t look down

Walking anti-clockwise will keep the edge to your right. If you feel the route is beyond you (and you have good compass skills), you can cut your trip short, heading back across the plateau at any point.

Kinder Scout in snowfall ©Getty

Magical falls

Make it this far (10 miles) and you’ll have the rugged waterfall of Kinder Downfall to admire. When strong westerlies blow, the waters are forced upwards back onto the plateau.

Kinder Downfall, Derbyshire
Kinder Downfall (©Getty Images) Getty

Head home

At this point, Grindsbrook Clough provides a scramble return, otherwise continue round to The Nab to descend.

Find out more about the Peak District National Park.



Click on the map before for an interactive version of the route.

Kinder Scout map