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Kinder Scout Perseids Meteors & Cookies

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Kinder Scout Perseids Meteors & Cookies

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Sunday 11th August 2024

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Friday 3rd November 2023
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Wednesday 1st May 2024
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Entry Fee   £35.00   
Event Organiser - Stu Westfield
07890 620274

The annual Perseids Meteor Shower is one of the best to observe with up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.
Produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, discovered in 1862, the Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. Our walk is timed to coincide with the peak frequency.

At a relaxed pace we trek up to the Kinder Plateau, enjoying sunset views along the way. Savouring views from Peak District’s highest mountain we find sheltered spot and your guides will serve hot chocolate, coffee, tea and cookies. We settle down to watch the show, visible with the naked eye, most of the meteors coming from direction of the Perseus and Cassiopeia constellations. We then have a little more time for exploring before descending back to Hayfield.

Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Cookies, Cheesecake.

1900 Meet at Bowden Bridge car park
1915 Begin walk
2006 Sunset
2034 Moonrise plus Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Cookies and Cheesecake, served by your guide.
2359 Arrive back at Bowden Bridge

Timings are approximate
Distance 11km (7 miles)

We meet and finish our walk at
Bowden Bridge Car Park
Kinder Road
SK22 2LH

Please use the car park  and not outside residents homes or block driveways.
Car park charges £2.50 for 2 hours before 6pm. Free after 6pm. Coins only.




Sufficient for an evening on the hill, where we will be moving at a relaxed pace and stopping for refreshments.

Worn or in your carried rucksack…

  • Waterproof jacket (with hood) and over trousers
  • Warm layer (worn and spare) eg long sleeve fleece or primaloft
  • Wicking base layer (not cotton)
  • Warm hat & gloves
  • Walking boots (broken in) or trail shoes with good grip.
  • Water bottles or bladder min 500ml
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Personal first aid, blister kit, medications
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone (fully charged)


  • Walking poles
  • Sit mat or light blanket square for your comfort

Please note: You must begin the walk with water and personal snacks sufficient for the start to the coffee & cookies stop.


Ranger Expeditions’ Kinder Scout Meteors Special is a guided walk and larger groups will have several guides to look after you on the trail. If at any time you feel unwell during the trek, please let us know. 

Unsurprisingly, there are no toilets on the hills, but there are plenty of discrete places for a call of nature. Do let one of our guides know if you move away from the trail for any reason. We encourage folks to mingle and enjoy their day, but please do not move ahead or out of sight of your guide. If you do find yourself separated, remain where you are and call the duty number given out on the evening of the walk.

Photography: Complimentary photos of your day with us are made available to download via our social media platform. If you do not want your photograph to be taken please let us know on the day so we can respect your wishes.

GDPR: As part of our duty of care to you, we need to hold your contact details and any medical declarations (in-confidence) for the build-up and duration of the walk. These will not be passed on to any third parties and will be carefully disposed of afterwards.

Dogs: We love our four-legged friends. But for practical reasons, we’re sorry dogs are not permitted on this challenge.

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