Outdoor Adventures

Kinder Scout Skyline Peak District Challenge Walk

With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ & Mountain Leader

Walk around the entire escarpment of Kinder Scout in one day
29 km (18 miles) – 975 metres of ascent – 9 hours

The Kinder Scout Skyline Challenge Walk traces a high-level route around the entire escarpment of Kinder Scout in one day, with incredible moorland landscapes and amazing views across the Vale of Edale, Woodlands Valley and Sett Valley following the dramatic rim of the high moorland plateau of Kinder Scout with its gritstone tors, high knolls and amazingly deep cloughs (ravines).

Devised by Mark Reid, the Kinder Scout Skyline promises to be become a classic Peak District challenge walk.

Highlights include: Walking around the entire escarpment of the high moorland plateau of Kinder Scout in the Peak District with constantly changing views and landscapes including the beautiful Vale of Edale, the gritstone tors of Ringing Roger and Madwoman’s Stones, the promontory of Fairbrook Naze high above Woodlands Valley, Sandy Heys and the Kinder Mass Trespass of 1932, Kinder Downfall waterfall, the highpoint of Kinder Low (633m) and the weird and wonderful rock formations of the Woolpacks.

The Kinder Scout Skyline is a demanding walk (18 miles) and so must be approached with preparation and training, but it is also an rewarding walk that will be remembered for many years for its variety of landscapes, terrain and amazing views.

Mark Reid knows Edale, Kinder Scout and the Peak District like the back of his hand and will guide you around this route (whilst also sharing his knowledge of the area), so that you can forget about navigating and concentrate on enjoying the walk instead!

This guided walk is designed for solo or small groups of walkers who want to take on the Kinder Scout Skyline Challenge Walk, but don’t want to worry about route finding.

  • Fully guided walk with Mark Reid (Mountain Leader)
  • Experience the comaraderie of walking a challenge route with other like-minded walkers
  • Discover the geography, history, heritage, flora and fauna of the Peak District
  • Share your sense of achievement with your fellow walkers
  • Small group sizes – maximum 10 people per walk
  • You are GUARANTEED not to get lost on our guided walk!

8am: Meet at Edale village (there is a train station at Edale)
8am – 5pm: Fully guided walk around the Kinder Scout Skyline Walk
5pm: Debrief back at Edale, then head home.

NB: Finish time is approximate.




This includes:

  • Full details of what to wear, bring and expect along the walk
  • Fully guided walk around the Kinder Scout Skyline, with Mark Reid (Mountain Leader)
  • Completers' Certificate
  • Use of our waterproof outdoor clothing & boots, if required
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme
NB: Please provide a packed lunch, lots of snack food and plenty of water for this walk, as well as a good pair of walking boots. Please see the Webpage for full details of what to wear, bring and general advice.