Welcome to another Walk for Nepal!
Our 2022 walk will take us on a circular walk from Edale to summit the highest point in the Peak District National Park, namely Kinder Scout.
Date: Saturday 28th May 2022
Fundraising target: £100 each participant
Registration fee: £40 (includes guides)
The Vale of Edale
Edale is a picturesque little tourist village of Millstone Grit cottages. The name was originally applied to the valley of the River Noe, which separates Kinder Scout and the Great Ridge, although it is commonly used for the settlement of Grindsbrook Booth. The five booths of the Vale of Edale – Upper, Barber, Grindsbrook, Ollerbrook and Nether – were the locations of temporary shelters used by shepherds during the summer months. The term comes from an old Scandinavian word for a shieling, and is connected with ‘bothy’. During the Middle Ages the valley was on the trans-Pennine pack-horse route between Cheshire and Sheffield. The Manchester to Sheffield railway, opened in 1894, runs up the valley before diving into Cowburn Tunnel.
A circular walk of approximately 16km ascending 653m to the summit Kinder Scout. The route will take approximately 6.5hrs to 7.5hrs. The terrain is diverse, with a mix of low level scrambling up Grindsbrook, to grass, rocks, mud, tarmac, steps and not to mention peat bog which Kinder Scout is famed for.
Starting at the village of Edale, the route ascends a slight scramble section known as Grindsbrook, to the maize of peat bogs on Kinder plateau. Hugging the edge of the plateau with some spectacular views, we ascend to Kinder Low, often being known for the most popular summit point due to the actual Kinder Scout summit being 3 metres higher, but in the midst of the peat bogs! We can decide which peak to bag on the day, depending on conditions. Traversing along the edge of the plateau, the route then joins with the Pennine Way to descend down Jacob’s ladder, through Upper Booth and follows a paved path, with stiles, back to the village of Edale.
Please note that the detailed route may change e.g. the route may be taken clockwise as oppose to anti-clockwise depending on the wind direction and conditions underfoot. An assessment of conditions will be taken nearer the time. There may be an opportunity to extend the route towards Kinder Downfall and continue on a circular route around the Kinder plateau, or return via an ascent of Brown Knoll and Mam Tor, depending on group ability and fitness levels.
Arrival and Departure Timings
Please arrive at 09:00 for registration. The Mountain Leaders brief will begin at 09:15 with the walk starting promptly at 09.30. We anticipate the walk will take about 7hrs in total (including breaks) and anticipate the departure time being approximately 5.30pm.
Parking and Meeting Point
Edale main car park: The main car park is located next to the village hall at S33 7ZP. There are only 138 spaces as well as a few spaces for coaches and the Edale Valley does get rather busy at weekends. Please see the signs for parking restrictions and charges. Don’t be tempted to park on the grass or outside of the marked spaces – the traffic wardens visit regularly: https://www.edale.org.uk/visiting-edale/parking/
The car park is a pay and display, so please ensure you have suitable funds for the parking fee, as it presently only takes coins and not cards.
Food and Drink
Please bring adequate food and water to support yourself from start to finish. We advise you start the day with a large breakfast and bring practical high-energy food (sandwiches, nuts, flapjack, chocolate bars, dried fruit) to sustain you on the hill, with at least 1.5 litre of water to take with you on the walk.
Equipment and Clothing
Wearing and bringing the correct clothing and equipment makes the day so much more enjoyable and safe. Footwear – a supportive boot that protects the ankle; Waterproofs – it is essential that you come equipped with a waterproof top and waterproof bottoms; Spare layers – a spare fleece or warm jacket to have in your rucksack; Hat and Gloves – remember it can be 4 – 5 degrees cooler in the mountains; Walking clothes – synthetic fibres as oppose to cotton work best to wick away moisture and try layering clothes from a thin layer nearest the skin to a warmer long sleeve layer and finally a fleece or windproof layer. AVOID JEANS AND/OR TRAINERS. A small torch in your rucksack is a great habit to get into for hill walking and also bring along any personal medication needed for the day. A spare pair of socks for the end of the walk is always recommended. as it can get rather boggy on the peaty summit.
The weather can quickly change in the fells and thus keeping an eye on the weather forecast near the time is crucial. An update on the weather will be sent to participants nearer the time, if the weather is looking particularly hot, wet or windy.
Please adhere to the restrictions at the time of the event. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 you must not attend.
Toilets – There are facilities at the main Car Park in Edale.
If bringing a dog, it must be on a fixed lead at all times.
What kit to bring?
Although the route has no technical ground please be aware that slips and accidents still happen and in some locations can have serious consequences. Please read our Walk for Nepal Kit List to make sure you are properly prepared.
Please read the Walk for Nepal 2022 Terms and Conditions before registering for your place below.
You can also watch this video to take a look at one of our previous walks, which took us to the top of Ben Nevis!
Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout – 90th Anniversary
2022 also marks the 90th anniversary of the Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout, where in 1932, hundreds of men and women defied the law to walk over hills and moorland to the plateau of Kinder Scout, Derbyshire, in what would become the Peak District National Park. To find out more about the Kinder Mass Trespass, click here.
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