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Sunday, 21st October 2018   KINDER SCOUT FROM EDALE    8 miles  5 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK124853. Details to f Parking is at the main public car park (postcode S33 7ZD) in Edale (it costs approx £5 for the day,so have sufficient change and consider car-sharing!) The car park is situated off Edale road, by the village hall (S33 7ZA) and across from the Rambler Inn pub. From Buxton, take the A6 towards Chapel-en-le-Frith and turning right at the roundabout, take the A623 towards Sparrowpit and then Edale is signposted off this road. There are toilets at the carpark!
8 mile circular from Edale, scrambling up Grindsbrook Clough waterfall, and down Jacob's Ladder. From the car park, we head on a trail, climbing gently towards Grindsbrook Clough gorge/waterfall where we scramble over the rocks to the top, which forms the east side of Kinder Scout. Whilst relatively steep in places, this is actually only a Grade 1 scramble on the rocks around the waterfall (plenty of children do it!), you won't need to wade through water (assuming the weather has been reasonable!) and it is really only because of this scrambling element and the general height/exposure of Kinder at the top, that this is classed as a Grade 3. Once at the top, we will (hopefully!) be rewarded with stunning views across the valley. We then continue across the plateau on the Pennine Way path towards Crowden Brook. Eventually, we begin to descend, via some moorland, and then down Jacob's Ladder (the start of the Pennine Way), a relatively steep, but paved path, down to the hamlet of Upper Booth and then across moorland, fields and road back to Edale. Since there is a pub across from the car park, it would be rude not to stop by for a swift half! Because of the scrambling and often boggy conditions on the plateau, gaiters advised. Lunch required.
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Points to Remember:
1. Please call the walk leader before the walk in case any details have changed.
2. Make sure that you are suitably dressed for the weather. Remember that some walks are on exposed high land and the weather can be cold and wet. Denim jeans are not suitable for high-level walks.
3. Dogs are welcome but only with the prior agreement of the walk leader
4. If the walk leader decides to shorten the walk then that decision is final and is not open to negotiation. The leader will only do this when there is a good reason for doing so.
5. Even if a walk does not state packed lunch, it is always advisable to bring something to eat and drink.
6. If transport is shared, please provide the driver with a share of the fuel costs.
7. Non RA members are welcome to join us for 3 walks before being asked to join the RA. There are no exceptions to this.
8. Regrettably, due to the nature of the Sunday programme, we are unable to accept children on our these walks.
9. Children are welcome on Family Friendly walks.
10. Web site address: www.staffs-walkers.org.uk
11. You are responsible for your own safety at all times.

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