Saturday 10th March 2007
A long walk with two steep climbs to help prepare us for next weeks return to the Lake District. Although this is a long walk it does follow good paths throughout. Very little bog-hopping meant that we were able to make good time despite the strong wind, which at times was impeding our walking.
Start: Yorkshire Bridge lay-by (SK 2015 8519)
Route: Yorkshire Bridge - Win Hill (TP) - Hope Cross - Alport Bridge - Alport Castles - Crook Hill - Yorkshire Bridge
Distance: 13.25 miles Ascent: 766 metres Time Taken: 6 hours 25 minutes
Weather: Overcast, light showers and a strong wind.
Pub visited: Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford Ale Drunk: Black Sheep Best Bitter
A grey start as we cross Ladybower's dam wall.
Approaching the top of Win Hill. It looks
like the stile that was once there is being replaced
Win Hill's rocky summit with trig.
Ladybower Reservoir from Win Hill's summit. The ridge to its right is the one we would return along later.
The Mam Tor ridge, from Hope Brink.
Crook Hill with Derwent Edge behind.
Looking along the old Roman road to Crookstone Knoll.
The Mam Tor ridge and Rushup Edge, from Hope Cross.
Alport Dale .........
........... and again from the climb to Alport Castles.
A close-up of the Tower.
Win Hill and the ridge we followed at the start of the walk to Alport Bridge.
Crook Hill with Bamford Edge to the left and Win Hill to the right.
Zooming in on Crook Hill. After 13 miles we
felt no need to climb it, a pint in the
The sun came out for a brief moment as we reached the bottom of Crook Hill.
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