Once on top of the peak, it’s a matter of striding out for as long as your legs can manage, taking in iconic features such as Kinder Downfall on the way. Do a full circuit and you’ll have racked up almost 20 miles of walking. The boggy terrain should help build your calf muscles too.
1. Up and away
Park in the village of Edale and ascend almost immediately via the The Nab ridge, before arriving at the bulk of the hill.
2. Don’t look down
Walking anti-clockwise will keep the edge to your right. If you feel the route is beyond you (and you have good compass skills), you can cut your trip short, heading back across the plateau at any point.
3. Magical falls
Make it this far (10 miles) and you’ll have the rugged waterfall of Kinder Downfall to admire. When strong westerlies blow, the waters are forced upwards back onto the plateau.
4. Head home
At this point, Grindsbrook Clough provides a scramble return, otherwise continue round to The Nab to descend.
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