Alport Castles - Peak District Walk

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 hrs 25 mins

Weather: Overcast, light showers and a strong wind.

Pub Visited: Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford    Ale Drunk: Black Sheep Best Bitter

Route Map >>


Ladybower Tor

A grey start as we cross Ladybower's dam wall.

Win Hill

Approaching the top of Win Hill. It looks like the stile that was once there is being replaced by a gate,
something I have noticed happening a lot over the past year.

Win Hill's trig

Win Hill's rocky summit with trig.

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir from Win Hill's summit. The ridge to its right is the one we would return along later.

Mam Tor ridge

The Mam Tor ridge, from Hope Brink.

Crook Hill and Derwent Edge

Crook Hill with Derwent Edge behind.

Crookstone Knoll

Looking along the old Roman road to Crookstone Knoll.

Hope Cross

Hope Cross.

Mam Tor ridge and Rushup Edge

The Mam Tor ridge and Rushup Edge, from Hope Cross.

Alport Castles

Alport Castles.

Alport Dale

Alport Dale.

Alport Dale

Alport Dale from the climb to Alport Castles.

The Tower

The Tower.

The Tower

A close-up of the Tower.

Win Hill

Win Hill and the ridge we followed at the start of the walk to Alport Bridge.

Crook Hill

Crook Hill with Bamford Edge to the left and Win Hill to the right.

Crook Hill

Zooming in on Crook Hill. After 13 miles we felt no need to climb it, a pint in the
Yorkshire Bridge Inn was a far more appealing thought.

Derwent Edge

The sun came out for a brief moment as we reached the bottom of Crook Hill.


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