A Sunday circular walk from Hayfield to the “magical” Mermaid’s Pool and Kinder plateau / 4.5 hours/ 9 miles /
Ascent 2375’/724m /
Start time 10am at Sett Valley Trail car park
The walk is over varied terrain, some well-marked and obvious paths, some more indistinct, some easy underfoot, some more ‘bouldery’. There is a steep ascent from the Pool to the Plateau. Once the ascent to the Pool and the Plateau has begun there are no easy escape routes, apart from reversing the route, until the Plateau is reached. Participants should have adequate footwear and (regardless of the weather) carry a full set of waterproofs in case of emergency.