Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Tour of the Edge of Kinder

Training for the Edale mountain rescue team 9 edges endurance run is drawing ever near to its conclusion. A good description and account of the route is given on PeakRoutes.com.

It was a bright but windy morning and my plan  was to run around the edge of Kinder Scout. I struggled up the Nab and along Golden Clough to the start of the Kinder southern edge. Once you're on the plateau you can just enjoy the run it's so beautiful. Passing by old favourites such as Jaggers Clough, Blackden Brook and Fairbrook. Fairbrook Naze looks wonderful, I stopped here for a quick swig of water.

Reaching the Pennine way there are more people around but again the views of the Kinder reservoir and the downfall are splendid. From Kinder low I ran onto Edale rocks and joined the path following the southern edge.

It was good to run along to Grindslow knollit completed the circuit, but I guess it could be argued that a did not truly run the edge... take a look at the contours and make your mind up! The route continues along Grindsbrook and then back along the southern edge again. This was a most enjoyable 19.5 mile run.

Full details of my route are on MapMyRun

A  map is shown below

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