Kinder Scout stands at 636 m (2,087 ft). It is the highest point within the Peak District and the county of Derbyshire. The peak forms part of the Pennine Way and the summit is accessible from the villages of Hayfield or Edale.
Kinder Downfall, the tallest waterfall in the Peak District, is located close to the summit area. With strong wind conditions, the water blows back on itself resulting in a cloud of spray across the area.
The site was also famously part of the 1932 mass trespass of 500 walkers – an event to raise awareness of how ramblers in England and Wales were being denied access to various areas of open country. The event subsequently secured the right to explore the open country for all. (Hooray!)
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|636 m (2,087 ft)||England||Derbyshire|
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