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Challenging hike Edale-Rushden Ridge-Kinderscout-Crowden Tower

Hosted by the Consul of the Manchester Walking & Hiking Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 19 Aug 08:15 - 17:00

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Welcome to our August hike. We are going to enjoy the magnificent views on Kinderscout and from Kinderscout. We start in Edale and then ascend towards Mam Tor from where we will see the Kinderscout Range to the north. We then walk NWN and N along the Rushden Ridge to reach the Kinderscout plateau. Depending on our speed and progress on our approach we will have two options:
a) short option: Walk along the edge of the plateau and Crowden Tower and then descend to Edale
b) long option (approx plus 3-5km): walk past Kinder Low in a northern loop to Kinder Downfall and then tracking back to Kinderscout before descending to Edale.
We finish the hike with food and drink in Edale @ The Old Nags Head. Please bring plenty of water and food for your lunch break on the walk.

This time it will be a difficult (aka challenging) hike, therefore only experienced hikers with stamina and who are up for a challenge should sign up. Please sign up to the waiting list in case the hike is fully subscribed.
The route will be between 16 and 20 km long and should take 6h to complete including breaks. Please note that there are 600m of incline and 600m of decline in altitude to be mastered.

Attendance is limited to 10 people. Please sign up if you are determined to make it for the hike, otherwise, you are denying participation to your InterNations friends.

Meeting point:
BY TRAIN: We meet at 8:15 at Protected content at the information booth in front of the main platforms. Train for Edale departs at 8:31
BY CAR: We meet at 9:15 at Protected content . We will set off for the walk at 9:20.

As with all InterNations activities I am not liable for any damage or accidents while you are participating. You will attend at your own risk.

This walk will involve steep inclines which might require scrambling and English weather is prone to sudden changes, therefore you will be expected to wear appropriate gear (proper boots, hiking clothes according to weather, etc.)

I reserve the right to sent you back to the train station on your own, if you do not wear appropriate gear or if you struggle and are holding back the group.