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Sep 08

Kinder scout 2012

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Route Distance: 13.7 km                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Total ascent 632m

It was a cold March weekend, and with nothing else to do, me and Belinda decided on a trip to Kinder scout. The forecast was for it to be cold but dry, so after a bit of planning, we got in the car for our 1st walk in the Peak district. Hayfield was where we were starting from and we were surprised to see plenty of snow about and wondered what was going to greet us when we got higher up on the hills.

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Once we got out of the car, we realised it was colder than we anticipated (ice patches everywhere), we got layered up though and set off along a lane towards the National trust owned Ashes farm.

 

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Cold but beautiful…

It may have been cold, but the scenery was stunning.

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Come on slowcoach

The climbing started once we passed Ashes farm.

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Mount famine?

I have searched and I haven’t found the reason why its called Mount Famine…..

 

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Didn’t see any of those

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Frozen ground with Brown Knoll in the background

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I think this was walking down Jacobs ladder before we turned back

We were going to walk down Jacobs Ladder but half way down we decided not too.

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Looking down the Vale of Edale

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Adding a little glamour to the scene

Most of the climbing was done as we neared the plateau at the top, it was noticably colder too.

 

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Not so me!!!!!

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It was well into the minus’ up here

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The trig point on Kinder low. 633m.

We had to wait about 10 minutes before everyone had left and we could have our pictures taken by the trig point alone. Once we had a bite too eat, it was time to head to Kinder downfall.

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I’ve named this “Wolf rock”

We passed allsorts of amazing frozen rock formations.

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Some of the stones on Cluther rocks.

 

 

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The view from Kinder downfall

As we approached Kinder downfall, we could see it was frozen and there were people climbing up it. Brave people!!!!!

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Climbing up the ice on a frozen Kinder downfall

From Kinder downfall, we had a good 1.5 hour walk back to the car park, but it was on the flat or downhill all the way.

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Kinder reservoire down below

The views on the way down were still spectacular.

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I think we had just had “words” regarding my map reading skills. Can you tell?

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Kinder reservoire, and nearly finished

We arrived back at the car park about 5 hours after we had started. We both agreed that although cold, it was one of the best walks we had done. A must for all Peak District lovers…….

 

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