Grindslow Knoll

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Grindslow Knoll
Head of Grindsbrook Clough, Edale - geograph.org.uk - 256992.jpg
Grindsbrook Knoll from Grindsbrook Clough
Highest point
Elevation 601 m (1,972 ft)
Prominence 15 m (49 ft)
Parent peak Kinder Scout
Listing none
Geography
Location Derbyshire, England
Parent range Peak District
OS grid SK109868
Topo map OS Landranger 110

Grindslow Knoll is a hill in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England. It is joined to Kinder Scout by a high col though from most angles appears as an independent peak. It is the high point at the western side of Grindsbrook Clough.


Views[edit]

Although the high mass of Kinder Scout blocks views to the north, Grindslow Knoll is an excellent viewpoint stretching over a large portion of the southern Peak District and steep slopes to the Vale of Edale give a great sense of height. There are views of the Nab to the east.

Ascent[edit]

It is most often climbed from Edale, either via a steep and heavily eroded path that climbs 350m in just under a mile, or via the popular Grindsbrook Clough. The summit is also an easy detour from the path along the southern edges of Kinder Scout.

Walking[edit]

The Pennine Way crosses the hill's southern slopes shortly after leaving Edale, climbing to Broadlee Bank Tor before dropping to Upper Booth. This is the start of a very popular walk taking in Jacob's Ladder, Edale Cross, the Woolpacks and either Grindsbrook Clough or Grindslow Knoll.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°22.7′N 1°50.2′W / 53.3783°N 1.8367°W / 53.3783; -1.8367