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Address: High Peak Park, Edale, Peak District National Park, England

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Relentless but worth it!

Take a swig of water before you start this hill - there aren't any flat points to ease you up! There are however some stunning views on the way up so plenty of camera breaks. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
mjstyles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a swig of water before you start this hill - there aren't any flat points to ease you up! There are however some stunning views on the way up so plenty of camera breaks. It is worth doing for the views at the trip, and you're safe in the knowledge that you've done your uphill for the start of... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We viewed on a dark February day and it was still 'wowing'. On a clear, bright light day the views must be utterly breath taking.

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Thank Suzanne C
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

My first day on the Pennine Way and on my way to kinder scout.. The name jacobs ladder speaks to your imagination, so i expected something totally diffrent. Good climb loved it..

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Thank Freddy E
Stafford, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Access by easy walking from Edale over the fields along way marked Pennine Way with autumn sun providing brilliant light up on the rocky tors on the skyline on way to packhorse bridge which is start of the ladder. There is a longer and thus easier route to the right but stick with the main route almost straight up. Due... More 

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Thank StaffordSteve49
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

beautiful spot, worth a bit of a climb. Our 4 year old scrambled up in wellies as it was a fine day. Take water a camera and a picnic!

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Thank Catherine M
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

After reading a range of reviews of Jacobs Ladder we were not sure what to expect, but we went for it anyway! We took the direct ladder route rather than the longer path. It was pretty steep, but it was paved and on the day we walked, it was also dry which is helpful. Even though its steep, its actually... More 

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Thank atkinhump
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great walks easily accessed from the village and a marvellous pub called the Old Nags Head. There's also another pub called The Ramble just along the village road. It's a short walk to the train station if Tigrinya want to drive from either Sheffield or Manchester.

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Thank Snowbird335
East Midlands
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146 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was expecting a more sheer decent than I experienced. Admittedly I kept off the stones laid and kept more to the edges as I found some of the pathway quite uncomfortable to walk on and also near impossible! Thank goodness for the fencing to hold on to at the bottom. I think walking up would have been more strenuous!

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Thank JoEastMidlands
Lanark, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I visited this path on the way to climb Kinder Scout. The scenery was lovely my only gripe being that it was very busy with a lot of people there.

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Thank Christine G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This path is well laid and a quick way down from the kinder scout plateau back into Edale. With some parts of the path comprising stones laid on end it can be tricky on way down Thank you so much!

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