Hayfield WAW Launch Walk 2 – Kinder Downfall 10 miles

August 31, 2019 10:30 AM – August 31, 2019

Contact: Julie Gough | Email: hayfieldwalkersarewelcome@gmail.com | Phone: 07731644026 |

Stunning traverse of the Kinder Scout plateau, including the famous Downfall.

From the village hall, walk up Kinder Road to the Snake Path and follow it to Twenty Trees and the white Shooting Cabin. Then bear right towards Edale and contour high above the reservoir with great views of Kinder. Descend the steep path down to the small footbridge at the bottom and then ascend William Clough. Continue upwards to Ashop Head where the Pennine Way joins the path and turn right. Carry on along the edge path to Sandy Heys and onto the impressive Kinder Downfall, waterfall. Continue along the Pennine Way to Kinder Low trig point, rising to 2,000ft (636m).
Continue to the flag path, following the route to the left, to Edale Road. Turn right through the gate and away from the Pennine Way. The route is then downhill towards Hayfield. Leave the moorland and walk on a path through fields to the tarmac road at Coldwell Clough. Carry on, keeping the stream on your left. Re-join the metalled road at Ashes Farm and continue to Bowden Bridge car park. Here turn left, and walk first alongside the campsite, then on the riverside path 1 mile back to the village.

Approximate length of walk: 10 miles
Grade of walk: hard. Much of the route is on rough moorland paths
Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Bring waterproofs (whatever the weather!), drinking water, and a packed lunch.
Parking is available at Hayfield Bus Station car park. Please do NOT park in the village itself. Use public transport where possible. Trains to New Mills, Stockport (Bus 358) or Glossop, Buxton (Buses 60 and 61).
Places are free but booking is essential.
Dogs are welcome.

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