Sunday 29 April 2018
Our Dambusters Challenge Walk is a circuit of about 21 miles with approx 1,200 metres of ascent along the scenic gritstone edges and over the hills on both sides of Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs. This is a tough walk over ground that is extremely rough and boggy in places so you must be physically fit, be comfortable walking at a reasonably good pace, off the beaten track, on rough and uneven ground. It is essential that you have well worn in, comfortable hiking boots.
If it is a clear day, we will enjoy some of the best views of remote hills and moorland that can be found anywhere in the Peak District. The route takes us right off the beaten track in places, taking you through countryside that you may have never explored before. We will be taking a maximum of eight people, so early booking is recommended.
We will meet at 6:45am ready for a 7:00am start in the public car park at Heatherdene on the side of Ladybower Reservoir. The nearest post code is S33 0AZ. The car park is a 'Pay& Display' and costs £3.50 per day. The ticket machine only takes coins.
The walk takes its name from the Dambusters connection with Derwent and Howden reservoirs. It was here that World War 2 pilots practiced their bouncing bomb technique before the famous ‘Dambusters’ raids on the Ruhr Valley in Germany.
The cost to join the walk is £40 per person. Please book and pay below.