Win Hill - Peak District Walk

Wednesday 4th November 2009

A grey day and the first walk in ages where the waterproofs have come out. There was a cold edge to the wind today that meant as soon as we reached the summit of Win Hill our hats were on and coats were well zipped up. One of those autumn days that reminds you that winter isn't far away.

Start: Heatherdene car park (SK 2025 8596)

Route: Heatherdene car park - Win Hill (TP) - Hope Brink - Hope Cross - Haggwater Bridge - Bridge-end Pasture - Crook Hill - Ladybower Reservoir - Heatherdene car park

Distance: 8.75 miles     Ascent: 567 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours 35 mins

Terrain: Generally good paths.

Weather: Overcast and cool, with rain later.

Pub Visited: Yorkshire Bridge Inn    Ale Drunk: Peak Ales Bakewell Bitter

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Win Hill

Looking across the dam wall, to Win Hill, from the car park.

River Derwent

The autumn colours offer brighten up the scene on a very grey day. Offerton Moor in the distance.

Win Hill Pike

Having climbed up through the trees we soon found out how cold it really was once we reached the summit of Win Hill.

Thornhill Brink

Looking across Thornhill Brink to Lose Hill and the Great Ridge.

Crook Hill

Bridge-end Pasture and Crook Hill which we would visit later in the walk.

Hope Brink

The sun puts in a brief appearance and lights up Hope Brink.

Win Hill Pike

It soon disappeared as this shot of Win Hill Pike, taken a couple of minutes later, shows.

Vale of Edale

Looking into the Vale of Edale as we approach Hope Cross.

River Ashop

The River Ashop as it flows under Haggwater Bridge. As we had descended through the trees the rain had started to fall and shortly after taking this shot we were getting into our waterproof trousers.

Crookstone Knoll

We were very lucky, when we emerged from the trees the rain stopped and it stayed dry for the rest of the walk. Here looking across Haggtor Coppice to Crookstone Knoll, with raindrop on the lens.

Crook Hill

As we approached Crook Hill the sun put in its second appearance of the day.

Bamford Edge

Bamford Edge is lit up by the sun.

Kinder plateau

Having had very limited views as we walked alongside Hagg Side the views really opened up once we reached Bridge-end Pasture. Here looking across to the Kinder plateau.

Alport Valley

Looking back into Alport Valley.

Derwent Edge

Derwent Edge from the final descent of the day.


The sun has disappeared once again as we look down on Ladybower Reservoir and Ashopton Bridge.


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