Sunday, 17 April 2011

kinder

funnily enough we've never been over kinder so yesterday was the day. a 0630 start before the madding crowds arrived and also before the CLAG lifted. visibility up top was down to around 30ft so the treck up and across the kinder scout bog required that compass thingy. the aim to hit a nw line and arrive at kinder downfall. nearly hit it but not quite. to much amusement of my fellow runner 'raldiss' i apparently was heard saying 'that's the way!...well I think it's the way....actually i've got no idea'.
we did do one very small comedy lap round a fenced off enclosed area, arriving back where we started without realising, before getting our act together and heading back south on the pennine way into more familiar, and by then, sunny territory.
a great and inspiring way to spend a morning so i think we'll be back there lots more over easter hopefully when we can see a bit!
(ps is there an obvious path after grindsbook clough all the way to kinder downfall as indicated on the os map? if so, we missed it)

9 comments:

Ali said...

Kinder is good tough running terrain when you can't find the paths, so that sounds like a good run. Have you heard of the magic roundabout? One to try in the future maybe...

Emma said...

You've never been to Kinder??!! OMG!!
It's a fantastic place to run, one of my very favourites, you can really fly over that grit stone and there are many amazing places to explore - some of the cloughs are fantastic and great for a spot of gorge walking if it takes your fancy?!
Yes - there's a pretty obvious route to the downfall on the plateau although to be fair although run there soooo many times made a hash of coming off the
trig a few weeks back and couldn't find the path in a really thick clag and gale - it never ceases to amaze how disorientated you can get even in a place you know well, just shows how important that compassy thingy can be ;-)

sbrt said...

Great place to run. I likr rock hopping round the edges of the plateaux.

ultra collie said...

ali..the one with florence and dougal??

emma..terrible i know and im only 50 mins away..but i'll be up there more now

sbrt..we couldn't see that bit!

RunnerinLV said...

YAY! Running!
Glad the knee is doing better, and I'm sure Charlie is too.

Ali said...

Dave, try this link:

www.dpfr.org.uk/publicNewsletter/1998_2%20summer.pdf

It's on page 17. It has a strange attraction...

Clodhopper said...

I remember Kinder from doing the Penine Way many, many years ago. I wonder if the marauding sandwich stealing bandits otherwise known as sheep still ply their evil trade at Kinder Downfall

kate said...

you've only experienced kinder properly, if you've been lost on it.

ultra collie said...

rlv..yes all well in that department cheers

ali..thanks i'll have a look

clodhopper..i have my own 4 legged friend who cleans me out of goodies!

kate..there speak a vet!