Kinder Downfall

Saturday 23rd June 2018

THE WALK

Takes a challenging route up Kinder climbing to 1450 ft (440m) to meet the Pennine Way. Going up Williams Clough through the grass, heather, peat and criss-crossing stream means heavy rain can make the steep climb more physically demanding and is the reason for the provisional 'A' rating. We then climb the gritstone slopes to reach the summit plateau. There are some great panoramic views (weather permitting) before we descend into the Upper Sett Valley. Passing along the way: River Kinder, Mermaids Pool, KInder Downfall, Red Brook and THree Knoll Rocks.

DIRECTIONS

Grid Ref: SK 048869     Sat Nav: SK 22 2LH

Travel Distance: approx 30 miles from Worsley      Travel Time: Approx 1 hour

M60 to Stockport. Follow A6 (Buxton) for approx 8 miles (from Town Hall), through Hazel Grove, High Lane and Disley. then turn left at Newtown traffic lights A6015 signposted New Mill/Hayfield. Follow A6015 Albion Road for approx 4 miles to Hayfield and turn right at A624 signposted Chapel-en-le-Frith, in a few yards turn left at Church Street and after signs for the Royal Hotel turn right at Bank Street and continue on to Kinder Road bearing left passing the Sportsman Inn until after about 0.8 mile Bowden Bridge car park is on the left hand side. There is also some limited free parking onthe right hand side just before the car park. Note: there may be some slight delay due to road works on Buxton Road at High Lane.

INFORMATION

'A' walk  8 miles (12.9km)

Leader: Mike                    Back Marker: John/Keith

Parking: Bowden Bridge Car Park £4.50 all day

Toilets: Opposite Car Park at entrance to Hayfield Camp site

 

 

 

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