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A beautuful destination on The Penine Way

A steep flight leading down to a delightful stream with waterfalls alongside part of The Penine Way.

Reviewed 1 week ago
West London
Great walk

Park in Edale and follow the Pennine way from the Old Nags Head all the way across farmland to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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High Peak Park, Edale, Peak District National Park, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A steep flight leading down to a delightful stream with waterfalls alongside part of The Penine Way.

Thank BeckyWestLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park in Edale and follow the Pennine way from the Old Nags Head all the way across farmland to Jacobs Ladder and up to Kinder Scout. A reasonable amount of fitness required and personally i found it easier with a pole especially descending. Just a...More

1  Thank roy_gIpswich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jacob’s Ladder is a series of stone steps which take you up to Kinder Scout or down into the valley of Edale (depending on your approach). Budget up to 30 minutes to climb from Edale, once you’ve crossed the footbridge over the river. Don’t forget...More

2  Thank GeographyJon
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Its a climb that should take you about 20 to 25 minutes at a steady pace with a few stops to look back and enjoy the view.

2  Thank Eddie S
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

we started off in edale and were heading towards kinder downfall, after crossing the sheep fields and through the farmyards and along the foot of the hills we reached the bottom of jacobs ladder which has a lovely foot bridge and stream at the bottom....More

5  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Edale and started walking along the Penine Way. We didn’t have a map and decided to explore independently. We didn’t know what to expect and the poor signage didn’t help. We ended up walking to Jacobs Ladder, along the fringes of Kinder...More

5  Thank Ross H
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Great walk In a lovely area. I climbed grindsbrook then walked aling the top and down Jacobs ladder back to Edale. Amazing views

1  Thank Sam D
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Jacobs Ladder is a great if strenuous walk to the top of Kinder Scout. We walked up with heavy rucksacks as we intended to camp around the peak of Kinder Scout but the vistas made it all worth while.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Edale is a special place where you can park up for a week and experience different walks everyday. Jacob’s ladder is a great way to get onto Kinder Scout Moor. The bridge and watercourse at the bottom of Jacob’s is an idyllic spot to stop...More

1  Thank Pat F
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I recommend if you are looking for a scenic route whilst walking/trekking. Views are spectacular and walking was not to strenuous in the recent hot spell.

Thank Kn0witall
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24 August 2018|
Response from wonder-luster | Reviewed this property |
Sat nav depends on where you want to park your car. I started from Edale station, took about an hour from there to start of Ladder (I am very slow walker). It's about 600 m to kinder trig point. About 3 hr for me but most do... More
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20 August 2018|
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Response from Pat F | Reviewed this property |
There is a pay and display car park on the right just as you turn into the road leading up to Edale village(just before the railway bridge). It gets full quite early at weekends so depends what time you will be arriving
2 August 2018|
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Response from Alan A | Reviewed this property |
One must never be complacent in The Peak! Never take any road as safe but assess the walk first. I walk every week but never solo. Research is done before the walk! This area is remote so get a taxi as far as possible is my... More