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Kinder Low

Kinder Low

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 411 out of 414 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

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Often mistaken for Kinder Scout’s summit, Kinder Low is actually a subsidiary summit. At 2,077 feet (633 m), this top benefits from being fairly steep on three sides, giving you fantastic, sweeping views that you miss by going deeper into Kinder Scout’s vast moorland plateau. 


You can reach Kinder Low from many directions and the Pennine Way long-distance trail trundles straight past. There are trails and paths wandering off in various directions, and it’s easy to get swept up in a larger adventure, always wanting to see what’s over the next hill. The western extent of Edale is a good place to begin your ascent, otherwise, Hayfield to the west is just as good. You could also start in Birchen Clough car park, on the A57 to the north east, tramping your way across Kinder Scout’s bulk to reach Kinder Low. 


At the summit, there’s a trig point and a jumble of boulders, offering great picnic spots should you be feeling peckish.


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Tips

  • Dan Hobson

    Kinder Low trig is found on the plateau of Kinder Scout. This spot is very popular with hikers as it boasts wonderful views and is visited by many iconic trails, including the Pennine Way. Many people mistakenly believe that this trig pillar marks the summit of Kinder Scout, however, the true summit actually lies northeast.

    • May 20, 2019

  • Roger

    Often mistaken for but not Kinder Scout. Kinder low is en route from Jacob's Ladder and just as worthy a destination. Great views in all directions.

    • August 23, 2018

  • David

    A great trig point on a prominent rock to mark one of the main triangulation points of the Kinder Plateau. The true summit however is a bit further towards the middle of the plateau and is a small cairn.

    • May 29, 2021

  • Bumble-Bee

    Much easier to find than Kinder Scout as the white painted trigonometry point guides the way from afar. There are quite many different routes crossing here and one is seldom alone.

    • July 8, 2022

  • Gemma Adaway

    This trig point sits high on a boulder on the plateau of Kinder Scout at 633 metres however its not the true summit that lies north-east of Kinder Low. After lunch at Kinder Downfall we headed along the plateau and the kids spotted the trig in the diatance and the race was one!

    • September 20, 2020

  • National Trust

    The Kinder Low trig point rises to over 2,000ft (630m). Below and to your right are Cluther Rocks, where roadside millstones used to be quarried.

    Curious gritstone outcrops can be found on the southern edge of the Kinder plateau. Erosion of the peat soils here has been accelerated by the impact of man through air pollution, accidental fires and overgrazing.

    • December 11, 2019

  • Joe

    Do not leave the main path without boots or very good footwork unless it’s bone dry - you’ll be sinking in peatyness in no time!

    • July 11, 2020

  • Mattaw91

    Easy to bag trig with good views over the Edale valley and out towards Manchester

    • June 1, 2021

  • Jo | The Wandering Wildflower

    Used by many people as the summit of Kinder Scout (as the actual summit is hard to find), the trig point is high up on some rocks.

    • November 19, 2022

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Location: Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

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