Win Hill - Peak District Walk

Tuesday 18th May 2010

After a week during which I was both ill and had to complete VAT returns, plus sort out the end of year accounts I thought I deserved a day off. As the forecast was good and I wanted to explore a different route onto Win Hill's summit, for a walk I plan on writing, there were plenty of good excuses for me to head to the hills. Having done it, I can see this route becoming my regular route onto Win Hill, as the views are much better than those on the Parkin Clough path.

Start: Yorkshire Bridge Inn lay-by (SK 2014 8538)

Route: Yorkshire Bridge Inn lay-by - New Barn - Win Hill (TP) - Hope Brink - Hope Cross - Ladybower Reservoir - Yorkshire Bridge Inn lay-by

Distance: 8.5 miles     Ascent: 429 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours 10 mins

Terrain: Good paths.

Weather: Warm, dry and sunny.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Win Hill

Looking across the dam wall towards Win Hill.

Ladybower Tor

Ladybower Tor, from the dam wall.

Crook Hill

The view back to Crook Hill, from the path through the woods.

Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge.

Derwent Edge

Derwent Edge, from the approach to Win Hill's summit.

Win Hill

Not the usual broad path to Win Hill's summit, which is just ahead.

Crook Hill

The view across to Bleaklow from Win Hill.

Derwent Edge

Derwent Edge from Win Hill.

Win Hill's trig

A well timed shot of Win Hill's trig. It was busy up here today. I hadn't seen anyone on my route up to the summit and foolishly had high hopes of having it to myself.

Hope Valley

Looking across Hope Valley, from Win Hill's summit. Or Enjoying the view whilst I let the big group disappear out of sight.

Thornhill Brink

Looking along Thornhill Brink to Lose Hill and the Kinder Plateau.

Hope Brink

Heading along Hope Brink, with Crookstone Knoll on the left.

Lose Hill & Kinder

Kinder Plateau.

Grindslow Knoll

Zooming in on Grindslow Knoll. I'm sure I don't remember the path up it being that clear before.

Jaggers Clough

Looking up Jaggers Clough to Crookstone Out Moor.

Vale of Edale

The Vale of Edale.

Win Hill

Looking back to Win Hill and the old Roman Road.

River Ashop

The River Ashop as it enters Ladybower Reservoir.

Ladybower Reservoir

Looking west along Ladybower Reservoir.

Ladybower Tor

Ladybower Tor.

Crook Hill

Crook Hill.

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir.

Bamford Edge

Bamford Edge.


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