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Kinder Scout from Hayfield - Challenging-

Hosted by the Consul of the Manchester Walking & Hiking Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 09 Jun 08:35 - 17:00

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Hi All!

It is time for a challenging one!

As the highest point in the Peak District, Kinder Scout boasts unforgettable views, unique moorland. It offers some of the most challenging but rewarding walks in the Peak District, where you’ll encounter gentle streams, dark gritstone, steep rocks to scramble up, unique peat and the glorious Kinder Downfall.

Kinder Scout is also one of the most significant areas in the National Park as the site of the Protected content Trespass - when ramblers from nearby cities peacefully protested on what was then private land, contributing to the change in legislation allowing people to freely walk on access land.

Notice this walk is not suitable for beginners and required good physical conditions.

The walk begins in Hayfield but there no train to Hayfield, we will meet in New Mills Newton Station. From there the drivers can give us a lift to Hayfield either walk 5 extra Km.

Length: Long 15 km plus additional 10 km if we need to walk from New Mills to Hayfield

Duration: 5 h approx

Ascent: Protected content

Walk rate: Strenuous
Category: Hiking. Scrambling grade 1 at times.
Terrain: Peat-covered uneven paths, muddy.


Food and drink: Packed lunch and 1-litre drink approx.
Please ensure you are appropriately equipped for walking.
Essential to bring windproof clothing, Appropriate walking footwear it is a must.

8.35 Meet at Manchester Picadilly

Ticket: New Mills Newton

8:50 Train departs
9:30 New Mills Central Station

Lift to Hayfield.
Car park postcode to follow.
It is not easy to park because of it a popular area

Return from New Mills Station at 16.20

Look forward to it

Everybody who walks with Manchester Walking and Hiking Group does so at their own risk. Outdoor activities have risks and can be challenging. Ratings are provided as a general guide only. Is required good physical conditions and wear appropriate equipment is a must.

I may change the tracks according to weather conditions either other circumstances in order to keep the group safe.