Jul
20
2012

Five Hikes near Hayfield

I left my GPS at my brother in laws. Hence the hand drawn maps.

  1. Day 1
    Walk up Kinder Scout

    Walk up Kinder Scout

    Approximately 12-13 miles (shoelace estimate). We started in the morning, ate lunch at Kinder falls and then dinner at the Sportsman’s pub. (Either it or the George are probably the best in town). Exhausted the teenagers.

  2. Day 2

    Lantern Pike

    Lantern Pike


    It rained most of the day – so we only had time for a short walk, 3-4 miles. Out the Seth Vally walk and up the hill. There is an unmarked stub that takes you up to the top. There is a monument to one of the founders of open trail access on the top.
  3. Day 3

    Seth Valley Trail

    Seth Valley Trail


    This is a good one for a rainy day. Walked to New Mills, then along the millennium bridge, up past the train station to the visitors centre. The millennium bridge is along the train embankment and quite impressive. There is an Archimedes Screw used to generate power nearby, which generates about 60KW of power as well as allows the trout and salmon to migrate. The visitor’s centre is well worth the visit (toilets, information and food – as well as friendly directions). Walked up to the post office which is next to a Sainsbury express. Picked up some cider and beer (to slow me down). About 6 miles total.
  4. Day 4
    Hill to the south

    Hill to the south


    8 miles. Good practice walk for the next day. Beautiful views. We had hoped to find a pub/sit down place for food in New Mills for a snack, but missed them.
  5. Day 5

    Walk to Edale

    Walk to Edale


    12-13 miles. Walked up over the Edale pass then along by the southern edge of Kinder scout. This trail is a bit harder than it looks. It took about an hour to get to the pass, then 2 hours to do the same distance on the flat and downhill. The downhill was cute, a nice trail goes to the edge of what appears to be a cliff and then the trail goes down it. Stopped for lunch at the “Old Nags Head Pub”. Then headed to the train station. Unfortunately the trains are every 2 hours. (We’d planned to travel by train to New Mills and walk back from that). So we decided to follow the Pennine way back to Edale pass and then Hayfield. Jacob’s ladder was on the way and turned out to be a non-event. (steep but easy). Picked up fish and chips at the Village Chippy on the way back and a passable bottle of English wine across the street at the village store.
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