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Jacobs Ladder

High Peak Park, Edale, Peak District National Park, England
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Nice Views

Difficult going, especially on a summers day, but getting to and from the place is certainly worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom H
Really great access to/from moor!

The first time I visited Kinder Scout I came up by Jacob’s Ladder, which I actually advise against... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brenden B
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Barnsley, England
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High Peak Park, Edale, Peak District National Park, England
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"pennine way"
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"kinder scout"
in 24 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 7 reviews
"easier route"
in 2 reviews
"trig point"
in 3 reviews
"nags head"
in 2 reviews
"rocky path"
in 2 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 6 reviews
"strenuous climb"
in 2 reviews
"hard work"
in 4 reviews
"mountain biking"
in 3 reviews
"circular route"
in 2 reviews
"car park"
in 7 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 4 reviews
"stunning views"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"peak district"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Difficult going, especially on a summers day, but getting to and from the place is certainly worth the effort if you've never been to the area and want to take in some nice scenery in the sunshine and maybe punish your knees severely.

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The first time I visited Kinder Scout I came up by Jacob’s Ladder, which I actually advise against — if you’re doing a circular, it’s much better to walk DOWN using this gentle stairway, since climbing up one of the cloughs is easier than coming...More

Thank Brenden B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know what Jacob was thinking when he constructed this ladder but it is a damn big ladder. The name is a bit misleading however as it is not a ladder. I would better describe it as a stone staircase splattered onto the vast...More

Thank Elliot I
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Fantastic walk that tests every muscle & pushes the lungs to capacity workout. I am 72years & consider myself very fortunate to be able to access this beautiful area. The only concession I have is a walking companion who is a similar age. Good footwear...More

Thank Alan A
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Fantastic MTB area , carrying your bike up the steps is hard work but worth it , don't wimp out by taking the easier route to the top , stunning views

Thank jonboy43a
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

There are two ways up from the farm to Kinder Low. Jacobs Ladder is the shorter and steeper of the two. You don't have to be a fell-runner or Olympic athlete to get up but it certainly helps to be reasonably fit. It's quite steep...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We have rode up Jacobs ladder several times, the bike track leads away from the stepped footpath which is also great but could be a challenge for some. Well worth the effort once you get to the top for the views.

Thank Harry N
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A strenuous climb on good paths is rewarded with great views of the Hope Valley and beyond. The rocks on the ridge above offer good picnic with a view places.

Thank Darlowolf
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

As you start out on the Pennine Way, strolling up a gentle incline on a paved walkway, you start to dream about one day doing the whole walk from Edale to Scotland. But after a while the challenge of that walk dawns as you slither...More

Thank Romablade
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great views and well worth the hike. However, I don't recommend coming down the "off piste" shorter route down the side of the hillside as it was very steep with lots of streams to cross and rocks to scramble over.

Thank Watson-Watsons
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LisaMayLord
30 January 2018|
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Response from Romablade | Reviewed this property |
1. by herself Unless the weather is very, very bad or she's planning on going at night (bad idea anyway) there'll be lots of other walkers enroute, especially at peak times of year. 2. she's not walked such a distance in... More
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JeanNottingham
3 April 2015|
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Response from booby1961 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in EDale in stonecroft bed and breakfast, there are only two rooms so again you will need to book, breakfast there is great. Bev
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