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Grindslow Knoll

Grindslow Knoll

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 187 out of 187 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Peak District National Park

In the Dark Peak region of the Peak District National Park, Grindslow Knoll is a superb rocky perch on the end of Kinder Scout’s central south arm. From many vantage points, it appears independent from its famous parent, such is its character and the way it drops away to Crowden Clough on one side and Grindsbrook Clough on the other.

Offering a stunning vista across Edale, Mam Tor and the Great Ridge, Grindslow Knoll is a popular objective and one that can be accessed quickly from Edale village’s pubs and cafes. However, it is often part of a much longer adventure along Kinder Scout’s dramatic escarpment.

A gorgeous Kinder Scout viewpoint for Edale and the Great Ridge

Edale is the obvious base and start point for direct routes to Grindslow Knoll and can be accessed by road and rail. From Edale, the heights can be attained via Grindsbrook Clough, Golden Clough or a direct ascent up to Ringing Roger. Paths also ascend from Upper Booth Farm to the southwest, either up Grindslow Knoll’s flanks or via Crowden Clough.

In fact, there are so many wonderful routes onto Kinder Scout’s plateau that there are almost endless permutations for adventures that take in Grindslow Knoll. Beguiling rock formations, munching sheep and wide-open vistas are the order of the day. Along the escarpment to the northwest of the summit is the photogenic Labrador Rock and a continuation along the scarp will reveal even more fascinating rocky sights and tremendous views.

Tips

  • Alex Foxfield

    At 1,972 feet (601 m), Grindslow Knoll is a lofty perch, high on the termination of one of Kinder Scout's central southern limbs. This elevated and isolated position makes it a sumptuous viewpoint for Edale, across to the Great Ridge and beyond. It can be ascended straight from Edale, or worked into a longer outing on Kinder's escarpments.

    • October 20, 2021

  • Bumble-Bee

    The way up is rewarded with a gorgeous view over the valley.

    • July 8, 2022

  • Alex Taylor

    Great views of the Edale valley

    • June 17, 2019

  • David

    The best view point on our walk. Fantastic views down to the Edale Valley.

    • May 29, 2021

  • Sam

    Many views in the Peak District are fantastic. This one was all the more so, after the hard climb out of Edale.

    • June 1, 2020

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Location: Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

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  • Elevation1,950 ft

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