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Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 264 out of 265 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Peak District National Park

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  • National Trust

    Marvel at the spectacular rock buttresses and cascading water of the Kinder Downfall. On a clear day, this natural amphitheatre can be visible for many miles.

    Kinder Downfall is often shrouded in mists, as the wind blows the tumbling water into the air. On sunny days a series of colourful rainbows arch over the rocks.

    • December 11, 2019

  • Adventurer Nic

    Always a pleasure to visit Kinder Downfall and see how much water there is! I love it when the wind blows the water upwards, but the really special event is when it fully freezes over. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, the experienced ice climbers hit the waterfall and climb up it.

    • November 1, 2020

  • David

    Beautiful location and a great rest spot. Wouldn't fancy it here on a bad weather day!

    • May 29, 2021

  • About The Adventure

    On a windy day the downfall blows upwards/backwards.

    • June 29, 2020

  • nagasaki45

    Just gorgeous! When we visited it was so windy that most of the water was flowing back up. I probably won't call this a waterfall. Should be a waterclimb or an upfall :-)

    • September 18, 2020

  • Gemma Adaway

    Located on the River Kinder on the edge of Kinder Scout, this is an impressive waterfall and in fact the tallest in the Peak District with a 30 metre fall. It wasn't its most impressive on our latest summer adventure but you can see why it is after rain. You can also see why it would be so treacherous.

    • September 20, 2020

  • Jo | The Wandering Wildflower

    Has great views but can get really busy with people having picnics. For a quieter spot, head further up the River Kinder to escape the crowds.

    • May 15, 2022

  • Mattaw91

    Not the best waterfall most of the year but stunning cutting in the rock with great views over the Kinder reservoir

    • June 1, 2021

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Location: Hayfield, High Peak, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

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