Kinder Jabob’s Ladder

Location: Kinder Scout, Dark Peak, Peak District Derbyshire Distance: 15km Date: April  2017 Shelter: MLD Trailstar Sixteenth Wild Camp The main purpose of this trip was to have a final test of the kit I’ll be taking on the TGO in 3 weeks time. Everything has been used/tested before on previous trips but not necessarily together in this combination. The short route started at Edale and headed up The Nab and turning West towards Swines Back. Arriving at Swines Back a few friends that I’d arranged to meet had already pitched their tent on the summit. Wind speeds were forecast for 40mph gusts…however it was …

Kinder North Edge Wild Camp

Location: Kinder Scout, North Edge, Derbyshire Peak District  Distance: 15km Date: January 2016 Kit: Trailstar + Exped Downmat 7 Ultra Light + Wilderness Down Quilt Eleventh Wild Camp Winter 2016 and time to fill up the Osprey 88ltr pack with warm kit and head out for the first wild camp of 2016. After a short break, the first wild camp of 2016 has long been anticipated. Kinder Scout has to be my favourite place for a walk and wild camp so with the route roughly planned we drove up to Hayfield and parked near the Kinder Reservoir on Saturday morning. Finding a space …

Wild Camp: Alport Castles, Win Hill and Lose Hill

Location: Derbyshire Peak District Distance: 27.5km Date: March 2014 Kit: Tarp (MLD Trailstar) The sixth wild camp, the MLD Trailstar stands up to a beating! Having had a successful wild camp in the Trailstar it was time to test it out in different conditions. This time there was three of us, my brother Pete wanted to experience wild camping in the Peaks.  The route started from a B&B carpark (permission kindly granted) on the Edale Road climbing steeply to Lose Hill. Following Back Tor to Hollins Cross and into Edale. Weather was sunny, very windy and the occasional hail/snow flurry. Continuing through Edale we took the …

Wild Camp: Kinder Scout – Dark Peak

Location: Kinder Scout – Derbyshire Peak District Distance: 19.1km Date: August 2012 ​Kit: Tent (Vaude Power Lizard) The first attempt at Wild Camping!! I say attempt as this wasn’t 100% successful however as all first experiences go a lot was learnt. The intention was to do a 2 night wild camp circling Kinder Scout, with the first night at Seal Stones on the North East edge of the Kinder Plateau. The route was then to head further North to Bleaklow for the second night before returning to Edale on the final day. Events dictated otherwise The route started at the Rambler Inn at Edale, …