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Kinder Scout Double Fitness Walk

A guided Fitness Walk climbing  onto Kinder Scout Plateau, not once but twice!, via Crowden Brook and the summit of Grindsbrook Clough. This is one of our most popular walks and justifiably so as the views are spectacular!

  • Distance: 10.5 miles/17 km.
  • Ascent: 3710ft/1131m of ascent.
  • Difficulty: Tough!
  • Great For:  Active walkers who want to increase fitness or prepare for a challenge.
  • Approx Timings: 0915 – 1600. Final confirmation when you book.
  • Start/Finish: Edale Village Car Park, S33 7ZA.
  • Location Map >


SKU Kinder Scout Double-1 Categories ,


We follow the Pennine Way national trail out of Edale Valley. Our first ascent is up Crowden Clough, climbing steeply to the edge of the Kinder Scout Plateau. We follow the Plateau’s edge and descend via Grindslow Knoll back to Edale. Our second climb leads us back onto the plateau via Grindsbrook Clough which involves an easy scramble around the rocks and stream bed.  There are expansive views over the valley to the Great Ridge and Mam Tor. We then continue to follow the edge path and finally descend to Edale via the rocks of Ringing Roger.

Want to make a weekend of it?  You can also book our Mam Tor and Kinder Scout Fitness Walk on Sunday 20 October 2024 here >

Additional information

Walk Date

Saturday 19 October 2024

What’s included?

  • Qualified Mountain Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader with Outdoor First Aid Qualifications.
  • Guiding throughout the day with briefing advice and support to ensure your safety.
  • Narrative on local points of interest, wildlife, geology, history and culture.
  • Optional photography of your day which can be shared with you.
  • The option of a free, return lift from a station or bus stop to the start of your walk to encourage sustainable travel. We can only arrange this if we have spare space in our vehicle and the pick-up point is reasonably close to your walk. Ask us when you book.
Not Included:
  • Parking or transport costs associated with your walk.
  • Essential walking kit or food.
  • Navigation equipment and maps for Navigation Courses (we will help if we have spares).

What to Bring

Here’s an Essential Kit Kist for all our walks >

Meeting and Parking

We meet at the main Edale Village Car Park, next to the village hall and public toilets, post code S33 7ZA.

Please note:

  • This post code covers a wide area, and so a sat nav might not take you to exactly the right place.
  • Please also be aware that mobile phone signals in the Vale of Edale are poor, therefore it’s recommended that you check maps and that you know the exact location of the car park before you start your journey.
  • The cost of car parking is (currently) £6 and the ticket machine may only take coins.

Please see a Google Map showing the location of the car park and adjacent Edale Railway Station here.

Coming by Bus or Train?
We’re keen to support public transport use and reduce emissions. If you’re arriving at Edale Station by Train, the car park where we meet is on the opposite site of the road to the train station.  Or if you are arriving by train or bus at another location  reasonably nearby, we’ll give you a free lift.  Just ask us when you book.


There are toilets in the car park where we meet and the Penny Pot Café is opposite the car park, next to the train station. Edale is a small busy village with cafes, pubs, a shop and accommodation. See map here.

Walk Difficulty

This is a Tough Walk.  Here is our walk difficulty guide >


We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >


Click here to see a Google map of accommodation near this walks start.

We have also created a page of Peak District accommodation we recommend here >

Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come.  Following The Countryside Code really helps…

  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
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