Sunday, 21st August 2016

Walk: The Snake Path, Middle Moor, White Brow, William Clough, Ashop Head, Kinder Downfall, Kinderlow, Kinderlow End, Tunstead Clough Farm.
Start Point: Sett Valley Trail CP, Hayfield, Derbyshire Grid Reference: SK 036 868
Distance: 9.75 miles Ascent: 1,600 feet
Time: 6.5 hours
Weather: Heavy rain before the start of the walk and occasional showers during the morning ensured that there was plenty of water flowing down William Clough and over Kinder Downfall. Largely overcast with some low cloud initially when we climbed out of William Clough. There were some gusty winds and some wind chill on the Kinder plateau. Visibility improved to offer views from the Edale valley to Jodrell Bank.

10 walkers. This walk was taken from Taylor and Pope’s “Day Walks in the Peak District.” As seen in the photographs we were fortunate in seeing the heather at something close to its best, particularly over Middle Moor. We were also fortunate in being able to see an impressive spray display at Kinder Downfall as the westerly winds blew the waters of the River Kinder back up the cliffs.

Looking towards Mount Famine and South Head

The Snake Path led us to Middle Moor

Shooting Lodges in the foreground; Kinder Edge in the background

Our path took us above Kinder Reservoir

Coffee break below White Brow

Starting the ascent of William Clough

Steady slog up William Clough

Lunch on the Kinder plateau

Heading off towards Kinder Downfall

The water from Kinder Downfall was blowing back up the cliffs

Crossing the Kinder River before it becomes the Downfall

Looking over Kinder Downfall towards Kinder Reservoir

At the trig point on Kinder Low. 633 metres

There are many interestingly shaped rocks on the edges around the Kinder plateau

A deceptive view of Kinder Low End. It is steep

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