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Sat, 15 Jun



Hag hopping on the Kinder Scout plateau

A high-level circular walk from Edale up on to the Kinder plateau via Grindslow Knoll, visiting an aircraft wreck and the Seal Stones boulders, with two plateau crossings.

Hag hopping on the Kinder Scout plateau
Hag hopping on the Kinder Scout plateau

Time & Location

15 Jun 2024, 08:00 – 14:00

Edale, Water Meadows, Hope Rd, Edale, Hope Valley S33 7ZQ, UK

About the event

Distance: 12km/7.5 miles

Ascent: 400m

Important information

Early start - to get parking in Edale village.

End time - Allow flexibility please so we don't need to rush.

Terrain - mixture of path and off-path moorland, clambering over peat hags and groughs. Rough ground and potentially boggy.

Breaks - 3 breaks including one for lunch.

Dogs - No dogs allowed on this walk due to bird-nesting season and because we're walking off-path.

Pace - steady conversational pace. 

Children - Adults only on this walk

Leader - Sarah Lister is a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader, Edale resident and author or Mountain Walks Kinder Scout.

This starts out as a classic walk on Kinder but then wanders off into the moorland. We might hear the gentle call of the golden plover nearby, or a cuckoo in the distance.

The route climbs quickly and steeply out of Edale on to Grindslow Knoll, winds around to the head of Grindsbrook

Clough, then heads east along the edge of the plateau and follows the second arm of Grinds Brook into the moorland, visiting the remains of a small stone cabin and an aircraft site at Wove Hill. 

It then crosses the plateau to Seal Stones boulders on the northern edge of Kinder Scout and works east to the head of Blackden Brook before a second (shorter) plateau crossing and a descent into Edale via The Nab.

Your leader, Sarah Lister, will encourage a sensory experience during this walk. We will look at the moorland textures of boulders and plants, enjoy the peacefulness of the landscape and see if we can spot any wildlife. Bring along a sketchbook, notepad and/or camera to capture your experience.

This is walk number 13 from Mountain Walks Kinder Scout book. You can buy this in Edale village or online. If you can't make this walk then you can book a private 1-1 experience or small group. Email

A weather forecast, parking information and a recommended walking kit list will be provided a few days ahead of the walk. 


  • Adult ticket

    +£0.63 service fee



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