12 photographs that capture the true beauty of Kinder Scout

PUBLISHED: 00:00 09 March 2018

From Kinder to Edale by Richard Wheeler

From Kinder to Edale by Richard Wheeler


Kinder Scout and Kinder Downfall are two of the most iconic spots in the Peak District National Park.

This wild and beautiful mountain is one of the most famous and well loved features of the Peak District National Park. Rising to a height of 2,087 ft it is the highest point in Derbyshire and the East Midlands.

In old Norse Kinder Scout means ‘water over the edge’ which is very appropriate, particularly in winter when the vast plateau of peat acts as a giant catchment area.

With a drop of 98 feet when in flow this Kinder Downfall is the tallest waterfall in the Peak District. After heavy rain and in windy conditions the torrent can be even more spectacular.

The panorama from the top of the cliffs is also very dramatic with views to Kinder Reservoir and Manchester in the far distance.

In winter and under the right conditions the Downfall offers some of the best ice-climbing in the Peak District.

We would love to see your photos of Kinder Scout and Kinder Downfall, upload them to our reader photo gallery.

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