Hill number:2774
Height:498.6m / 1636ft
SMC/RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire
Topographical area:EP02 Shunner-boar
Catchment:Ouse (York)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SD 89911 99852
Summit feature:flat rocks in heather
Col:312.8m  NY 8942 0097  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL19S OL30N
Observations:summit is 60m SE of currick; ground 165m SE of summit at SD 89885 99902 is 0.75m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Kisdon (Final).doc
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From Muker. Diverted off Pennine Way along farm track, then animal tracks over to summit. Small amount of heather bashing and one wire-topped wall to cross before rejoining PW near Keld.the pigguy 11/05/2024
Lovely views when you reach the top, but there was a bit of a tricky path to get there. Lots of wet feet afterwards!Spooderman24/10/2023
From CP in Keld village (honesty box). Walked out of village, then L on PF. After steep hill, path goes through gate. Turn L and walk to R of wall as it climbs and turns R until you reach a wooden gate in the wall. Then walk on other side of wall until you see a currick ahead. This route has no walls to climb. I think the gate is the one mentioned by NormanW although not the same grid ref (I didn't note the correct reference).peter4lc11/08/2023
7.1 mile circular from Keld. Along the Pennine Way then we left this to follow the footpaths north, west, then south of the hill. We left the path near the tips (dis) marked on the OS map and followed the wall on the left side over another easy-to-climb wall up to the summit. A little bit of heather bashing from this direction but not too bad. We returned to the path south sheltering behind a wall for 10 mins due to storm. We then followed the path to just outside Muker before taking the pretty path through Swaledale back towards Keld. The waterfall south of East Stonesdale farm is a worthy detour too. 427m ascent. A few people about despite the stormy weather forecast. Lovely views throughout. First hill of the day. Afterwards we drove to and bagged Tailbridge Hill, Mount Ida and Barnarm Scar.DanTrig08/07/2023
On Circular walk from Keld with Lucy and the garden centre gang. Lovely walk on a cooler day after the heatwave abated. Lunch in Muker. Easy ascent from the West path of the hill, up through a gate to the summit.nickywood115/08/2022
Revisit. Circular walk from Keld. Car park with toilets at Keld Farm. £3 for the day (Honesty Box). With Jill.Dangerous Dave28/06/2022
Muker, up track to open area on plateau, follow to next wall and followed this up to summit, easy wall climb and back to track, down to Keld and on to Rogan's Seat via Crackpot Hall.Flatfield29/05/2022
Followed NormanW's route. No walls and an intermittent path. Thank you NormanDC11main16/04/2022
Up from Mukerconanharrod07/04/2022
From Muker, climbing one wall. Descent NNW to wall then followed wall down NW. Lovely return alongside Swale.squeegs26/03/2022
From Keld - along bridleway that skirts the west side of the hill, then cut straight up past the second house. Involved one clamber over a broken wallRockdoctor06/03/2022
Nice wee hill. Went on to Rogan's seat after.davechaffey02/02/2022
1 of 3: As NormanW. With Karen.ChrisR21/10/2021
evening visit from keld, lovely heatherrichardrosser12/08/2021
Up from Keld having pitched the tend at the riverside campsite and found the hotel closed for food - noodle it is then for supper. Followed the advice of previous baggers and NowmanW to go to 89385 00256 before cutting up the hill - that way there is one gate to open before you get to the summit. A Yorkshire version of jenga awaits visitors at the top with the summit just a bit further away.Father Ted12/08/2021
From Muker on good track that ascended steeply until crossed PW. Then easier going before following track by wall to gap and across to HP and stones before going on to large cairn.PeterD27/06/2021
From Muker before tackling Rogan's seat. Walked up from the Pennine Way, part of the wall had collapsed leaving easy access to the summitGary Heath17/04/2021
With FR from MukerBheinn26/11/2020
Short circular from Keldrhalstead16/09/2020
From Keld climbing south over open moor direct to the top upon leaving the Pennine Way. No crossing point at the corner in the wall near the summit. Found a crossing place just north east of the corner but requires climbing and the stones are loose. Great care taken as I hate climbing dry stone walls on principle. Spent a minute trying to adjust a few stones to make them more stable, so the wall was in better condition after my visit than it was before.ijpowell31/08/2020
With Val. Weather fine despite a forecast of rain. From Keld. Route as NormanW on 26/8/2019. No problems and no walls to cross. Back same way.mike.hoult17/08/2020
10.6 miles 2043ft walk, start at Usha Gap campsite Pennine Way and Bridleway onto Kisden bridleway to Keld, cross Swale river up to Crackpot Hill Swinner Gill Lead Mines, Arn Gill Scar to Muker and back to Usha Gap campsite.stephenbuda11/08/2020
From Keld to Thwaite road. Over the top and down the far side meeting the top path which meandered back to Keld. Onto Organs Seat and Water Crag.Longwojo09/08/2020
With MikeVal Deisler26/07/2020
From Keld, farm track to 89385 00256 then head for gate which means no walls to climb. Some pathless heather on the way to the summit.NormanW26/08/2019
Quick nip up from Muker.jonglew29/07/2019
With Roganâs Seat, starting from Keld. Snell wind, grey day. Forded river as bridge âprivateâ. En route to Wilmslow. Rounsfell27/03/2019
From Muker. Final N Yorks hill. All Yorkshire now completed. Also Ouse (York) catchment completed. Then on to How Hill for a pre-emptive strike.ngthack06/01/2019
From Muker taking ROW to Keld to high point then cross country (wall to cross out and in - take care as its in use). Came back closer to wall. Just two English Marilyns to go now.SS22/12/2018
Up marked track from NW.Topographer5709/12/2018
From the NW, up the corpse road before heading directly east off path to the summit. Met the farmer who was rounding up Swaledale sheep with two dogs and a quad bike.clivevilla10/09/2018
Hardraw - Thwaite - Kisdon - Keld bridge - Rogan's Seat - Water Crag - Tan Hill.Mark Jackson01/08/2018
Evening run on route to Yorkshire... from just out of Keld up the bridal path, the following wall to summit. More direct downN.Morters31/07/2018
Up bridleway from Muker.Don't understand last post as there certainly is a wall to climb!With Oscar.catman11/05/2018
With Catman.oscarrosie11/05/2018
From Muker on bridleway, over shoulder and down into a dip to a gate from where I followed a wall over rough ground to the top. No need to climb walls. Lovely little hill and good viewpoint.trimarc221/03/2018
Lots of heather bashing and a couple of walls to climb.Ianto&Sue01/01/2018
I went up from the bridleway to the south and down to the RoW to the NNW. There was a substantial wall on each way. I was very careful climbing them, as one wall, at least, looked on the point of collapse.Alan Moore26/10/2017
5/5 M From track NW up to 2nd ruin then up the side of the wall 1 gate and 1 wall to cross.robertphillips22/10/2017
From Thwaite via Pennine Way, Bridle Track and along ridge from S.IanHHill16/10/2017
From Keld campsite. Marvelous waterfalls.. Took the old bridleway to house which looks lived in before crossing heathery ground to top. Cairn is not at highest point. Descent in a fairly direct back to Keld direction means numerous walls to be acaledstig_nest15/09/2017
With K and RM. Following bridleway from NW and then E side of wall. Layby to park 2/3 cars at start of bridleway. Very pleasant.Ashley13/08/2017
Drove to Keld after going up Hoove, stopping for coffee and enormous portion of Victoria Sponge cake in Gunnerside. A familiar area, having walked on all the paths between Keld and Muker. Open access and RHB made this my first visit to Kisdon summit though- I traversed from N to S climbing one awkward wall (on N side) by its V-turn. The wall to the S side had a break where it was only half height. An impressive cairn very near by gives a good foreground for photos. Satisfying, though I think a walk along the bw on the W side and ascent and descent on the S side would be nicer. Some thick heather and tussocks, though little tracks and trods could be found much of the way on the hill. Used the glorious path high on the E side to return the Keld- for this hill, it's the paths round it that give the best walking. Sunny, cold in shade.pwheeler09/05/2017
Kisdon from Mukerronaldo33312/03/2017
Easy walk from the layby at the start of the track to just beyond the farm-house and then made a bee-line for the top.martin_hall05/03/2017
With L,W,E,P+K, round walk from Angram, returning via Kidson Force + Keldsteve_a28/10/2016