Jan 102013
 

In my series of walks on great autumn walks on National Trust properties I explored the moorland landscape of Kinder Scout in Derbyshire….
Kinder Scout has long been a daunting place for walkers. There’s no easy way to scale the flanks of this brooding hump, and when you finally, painstakingly reach the plateau, the moorland that greets you appears bleak and unrelenting.
For many of us, that’s the charm of moorland. The ascent of Kinder is the first stage of the Pennine Way, one of Britain’s most popular long-distance paths. And there is a good case for arguing that Grindsbrook Clough, the original route of the Pennine Way, which inched its way up Kinder, is as tough an ascent as anything between Derbyshire and Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.
Within three hours of leaving the cosy dales below, most walkers are left exhausted, blistered and frequently disorientated in the lightest
mists.
To read the whole article on the Telegraph website, click here.

  •  10 January 2013