Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

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Recommended by 149 out of 150 hikers


  • 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

  • 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 visit it was so windy that most of the water flow 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 the hill 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 but also why it would be so treacherous.

    • September 20, 2020

  • 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

  • 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


  • Elevation590 m

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