Jacobs Ladder

Walk 11: Up Grinsbrook, down Jacobs Ladder

Total distance: 12309 m
Max elevation: 609 m
Min elevation: 242 m
Total climbing: 476 m


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A challenging hike up towards Kinder Scout, looping back down Jacobs Ladder, before eventually heading back towards Edale. There are stunning views, rivers, waterfalls and unusual rock formations to savor. There is also the conveniently placed Old Nags Head pub at the end of the walk to reflect on your mini achievement over a well deserved cuppa or pint.

  1. From the main car park, turn right heading north along the Marys Lane, passing the Old Nags Head pub.
  2. After about half a mile from the car park, turn right following the finger post signed Grindsbrook.
  3. Cross the bridge and head left onto the well defined slabbed path.
  4. Continue along the path for about 1.5 miles, ascending up Grindsbrook.  Note that the well defined path becomes less so, and much more rocky. Some scrambling may be necessary.
  5. Once at the top on Edale Moor, signified by a large cairn, take the slabbed path continuing forward onto the moorland.
  6. Shortly you will be looking down onto Crowden Clough, from where the path will skirt around the edge for about half a mile until meeting a stream. Cross the stream and take the higher path on the right, ascending up towards Crowden Tower.
  7. Continue on the path for about 1 mile, cutting through some stunning rock formations.
  8. Upon reaching Noe Head, continue on the path left heading south west towards Jacobs Ladder.
  9. Head down Jacobs Ladder and follow the track towards Upper Booth Farm for about 1 mile.
  10. At Upper Booth, turn left and head through the court yard of buildings and head for the gate with the finger post signed to Edale.
  11. The path once again ascends and eventually descends back towards Edale, bringing you out at the Old Nags Head pub.
  12. After a pint, head south back along Marys Lane, retracing your steps back to the car park.


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