5 miles, half on rough moorland paths.

  1. By the Royal Hotel car park entrance, turn left up the cobbled path to reach Kinder Road.
  2. Turn right onto Kinder Road, and head East out of the village.
  3. After 300 yards, reach the Snake Path on the left. Note the Kinder Trespass plaque, and the Peak and Northern footpaths sign, dated 1897.
  4. Follow the path, and climb to Twenty Trees. Continue 1 mile on the Snake Path to the white Shooting Cabin.
  5. Bear right, on footpath signed Snake Inn and Edale.
  6. Contour along on path high above the reservoir, with great views of Kinder.
  7. After another half mile, a steep path drops down to the small footbridge at the bottom of William Clough. Descend this, or take the gentler route by continuing another quarter mile until joining the valley path, which to the right leads back to the bridge.
  8. Note the National Trust sign which describes the importance of the 1932 Trespass.
  9. Follow the reservoir path Westward, with the reservoir on your left.
  10. At the bottom of the cobbled path, reach the tarmac reservoir approach road.
  11. Continue Westward and go through the reservoir road gates, to join Kinder Road.
  12. Kinder Road leads you back to Hayfield, a further one and a half miles.
  13. A mile before the village, note the Bowden Bridge car park. This used to be a quarry, where the Trespassers were addressed by their leader, Benny Rothman, before setting out on their venture. Here there is an interpretation board about Kinder Scout, mentioning the Trespass. And on the quarry wall, there is a commemorative plaque, put up in 1982 when the 50th anniversary of the event was celebrated at a mass rally in Hayfield.
Kinder Mass Trespass plaque
Kinder Mass Trespass plaque