When to go
All year round
This adventure takes place near Edale (England), a village in the Peak District surrounded by beautiful hills. If you’re looking for a sporty 5 hours of walking, with a fantastic guide, then an ascent of the famous Kinder Scout is a must.
On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at 9.00am at your accommodation. You'll discuss the day's plan and then head out for your ascent.
Surrounded by open mountainscape, you'll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of life. The guide will show you some famous crash sites of war planes and tell you stories of this historically rich corner of the country. There will be time to enjoy a lunch along the way and take in the lovely views of the surrounding national park.
All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organise and requires minimal kit or fitness. We recommend you first send the guide a booking request to agree a date. Then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!
Nigel Vardy is an expert mountaineer and has plenty of tales to share with his groups. In 1999 he suffered severe frostbite in temperatures of -60°C on Mount McKinley in Alaska. It cost him his fingers, his nose and all of his toes. An inspiring tale of resilience, recovery and adversity against the odds, Nigel’s injuries haven’t stopped him rising to life’s daily challenges and going on to climb some of the world’s toughest and most challenging mountains. He's also a Peak District local and loves nothing more than sharing his passion for this stunning place with his groups.
The guide recommends you bring waterproofs and walking boots as the mountain is not to be underestimated, especially in the winter months.
We recommend you also bring a small daypack for spare layers and chocolaty snacks.
Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Nigel Vardy.
- Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
- Advice on kit needed
- Meals/ drinks
How to get there
Car to Edale
Take the M1 from London and leave at Exit 29 onto the A617 in Derbyshire. Continue on the A617 to Edale. The drive takes around 3 hours 40 mins from London.
Train to Edale
You can take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly and change for Edale which takes around 3 hours 14 mins. Alternatively you can take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield and then change for Edale which is a little quicker taking 2 hours 51 mins.
I've had the pleasure of joining Nigel Vardy on a number of occasions for walks in the Peak District and other locations. One of the first things that stands out with Nigel is the meticulous planning and preparation he puts in prior to a walk. He is very knowledgeable on the many UK walking routes, particularly so in Derbyshire. Nigel is able to navigate using a map and compass in both good and bad weather conditions. He is also able to point out areas of interest and give information on local history and wildlife.