Derwent Edge - Peak District Walk

Wednesday 8th August 2007

I was out on my own today as John's knee is still being rested. As I walked along Derwent Edge I hardly saw anyone but when I reached the path from Back Tor to Lost Lad I passed lots of people all walking in the opposite direction, usually with a 'Peak District Pathfinder' book in hand. I was to pass them all again as I walked alongside Ladybower which was very busy with people making the most of the good weather.

Start: A57 lay-by (Ladybower) (SK 1949 8645)

Route: A57 lay-by (Ladybower) - Whinstone Lee Tor - Wheel Stones - White Tor - Dovestone Tor - Back Tor (TP) - Lost Lad - Derwent Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir - A57 lay-by (Ladybower)

Distance: 9 miles     Ascent: 446 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours 20 mins

Weather: Hot and sunny.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir from the path up to Derwent Edge.

Crook Hill

Looking across the reservoir to Crook Hill.

Win Hill

Win Hill from Derwent Edge.

Wheel Stones

Wheel Stones.

Wheel Stones

Wheel Stones.

Vale of Edale & Kinder Scout

The Vale of Edale and Kinder Plateau were very clear today, possibly because with the heather starting to come into bud the different colours helped them to stand out.

White Tor

White Tor.

Vale of Edale

Vale of Edale.

Mam Tor ridge

One of the clearest views of Rushup Edge I have seen, it usually appears to be in shade.

Kinder Scou

Kinder Plateau across Ladybower.

Vale of Edale from White Tor

Vale of Edale from White Tor.

Salt Cellar

Salt Cellar. For once I remembered to divert off the path to get a shot of it from close-up. Is it me or does that look like a face in the stones at the base?

Cakes of Bread

The Cakes of Bread.

Back Tor

A busy Back Tor. All the time I had been walking towards Back Tor it was empty but as soon as I got close a stream of people started to approach it and climb up it. Mind I was one of them, after I'd taken this shot.

Howden Edge

Howden Edge from Back Tor's trig point.

Grinah Stones

Grinah Stones on Bleaklow is lit up as I make my down to the valley floor.

Ladybower Reservoir

Reflections in Ladybower. This is actually at the point where the village of Ladybower used to be.

Ladybower Reservoir

One last look back up the Derwent Valley.

Bamford Edge

Bamford Edge from the road where my car was parked.


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