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Jacobs Ladder

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Address: High Peak Park, Edale, Peak District National Park, England

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Jacob's Ladder really does lead up to heaven

Access by easy walking from Edale over the fields along way marked Pennine Way with autumn sun providing brilliant light up on the rocky tors on the skyline on way to packhorse... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Access by easy walking from Edale over the fields along way marked Pennine Way with autumn sun providing brilliant light up on the rocky tors on the skyline on way to packhorse bridge which is start of the ladder. There is a longer and thus easier route to the right but stick with the main route almost straight up. Due... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful spot, worth a bit of a climb. Our 4 year old scrambled up in wellies as it was a fine day. Take water a camera and a picnic!

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading a range of reviews of Jacobs Ladder we were not sure what to expect, but we went for it anyway! We took the direct ladder route rather than the longer path. It was pretty steep, but it was paved and on the day we walked, it was also dry which is helpful. Even though its steep, its actually... More 

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Thank atkinhump
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great walks easily accessed from the village and a marvellous pub called the Old Nags Head. There's also another pub called The Ramble just along the village road. It's a short walk to the train station if Tigrinya want to drive from either Sheffield or Manchester.

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Thank Snowbird335
East Midlands
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was expecting a more sheer decent than I experienced. Admittedly I kept off the stones laid and kept more to the edges as I found some of the pathway quite uncomfortable to walk on and also near impossible! Thank goodness for the fencing to hold on to at the bottom. I think walking up would have been more strenuous!

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Thank JoEastMidlands
Lanark, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I visited this path on the way to climb Kinder Scout. The scenery was lovely my only gripe being that it was very busy with a lot of people there.

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Thank Christine G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This path is well laid and a quick way down from the kinder scout plateau back into Edale. With some parts of the path comprising stones laid on end it can be tricky on way down Thank you so much!

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Thank paulr9cr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Difficult walk, but a great way to get up to Kinder Scout. Some amazing views when you get to the top. Myself and a friend made our way up Jacobs Ladder as part of a 12 miles walk around Kinder Scout. If you're going up that way Kinder Downfall should figure, truly a beautiful, but challenging place.

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Southam, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

A day one climb when walking the Pennine Way south to north. Steep but not too challenging. Could be included in day walks from Edale

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Be aware when doing this walk during hot spells of the summer that there is little in the way of shelter from the sun. Also the recent heavy rain has caused some parts of the paths around the waterfall/clough area to collapse. Started off in Edale main carpark and headed towards the nags head pub (be warned of their high... More 

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