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Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

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Recommended by 327 out of 331 hikers

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  • Dan Hobson

    The steep stone staircase of Jacob’s Ladder brings you to the summit of Kinder Low. This iconic section of the Pennine Way is a delight to hike and rewards you with magnificent views.

    • May 20, 2019

  • Bumble-Bee

    Pretty easy to walk. Might be a bit more tricky in wet conditions, but if it's dry, a relaxed tour going down.

    • July 8, 2022

  • Roger

    Take a breath before starting... you'll need it on this challenging climb. Well paved, well marked, well steep... well worth it!

    • August 23, 2018

  • Dominiek Van Dooren

    Pay attention. The path is especially dangerous when descending. Because of the many loose stones you can easily make a slide here.

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    • May 15, 2022

  • Gimble Thoroughfare

    If there's been a lot of rain the ladder can become incredibly slippery so I'd definitely take poles as its quite a steep descent.

    • September 5, 2020

  • Alex Taylor

    Recent heavy rain swelled the river Noe to a torrent but the old pack horse bridge still spans it easily

    • October 26, 2019

  • Thomas190698

    Both paths leading up 2 the top is rather rocky and steep so watch your step

    • July 4, 2020

  • Gimble Thoroughfare

    It's a slippery descent in the wet and in places the gradient can be quiet steep so take ya time or use walking poles if you have them

    • September 15, 2020

  • Gemma Adaway

    Jacobs ladder is a series of stone steps leading down into the valley of edale from Kinder Scout or up to Kinder Scout if you do my route in reverse. They are definately worth the hard slog if you ascend the ladder but with 2 children in tow we didn't brave the slog, instead we descended via the ladder and had a dip in the stream at the bottom to cool our feet down and allow the kids a breather after our 9 mile hike! The quaint bridge at the bottom was a little beauty spot

    • September 20, 2020

  • Adventurer Nic

    An iconic Peak District highlight! A delight in summer, it can be a very slippery descent in winter (I very much appreciated having micro spikes over my boots)

    • November 1, 2020

  • Andy1691

    Definitely recommend going up. Challenging but well worth it and there is even a place to rest at the half way point if you need. Great views from the top

    • December 20, 2020

  • Glen Hudson

    Amazing climb, easy to follow route, but difficult to complete in either direction

    • April 26, 2021

  • David

    Nice and steady climb that takes you up to Kinder Low. Wonderful views.

    • May 29, 2021

  • David

    Iconic location on your way up Kinder Scout. Not too steep though and a great resting spot at the bottom and the top.

    • June 3, 2021

  • Damian

    Best tackled early morning in the cooler months.

    • June 3, 2022

  • Roger

    Great viewpoint from the top of jacobs ladder ... quite a steep walk

    • August 23, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    In the 18th century Jacob Marshall farmed the land at Edale Head, at the top of what became known as Jacob's Ladder. He cut steps into this steep section of the route up to the Kinder plateau.[2] Jacob's Ladder is also a biblical term referring to the ladder to heaven which Jacob dreamt about (in the Book of Genesis).

    (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s_Ladder,_Derbyshire)

    • July 9, 2022

  • Murray Atkinson

    car park full at 10.30 weekday March.

    • March 23, 2022

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