Saturday 30 March 2019
A full day guided walk as part of a small group of no more than six people plus your guide along Derwent Edge and over other hills surrounding the beautiful Ladybower reservoir. Throughout the day, your friendly, professional guide will share with you a wealth of knowledge about the local history, folklore, geology, wildlife and plantlife. This is one of our favorite walks!
From Ashopton Viaduct, we make our way up onto Whinstonelee Tor and Derwent Edge to see gritstone rock formations and heather covered moorland. We descend at the northern end of Ladybower to the Fairholmes Visitor Centre, then back into the hills again on the west side of the reservoir, including Crook Hill.
On a clear day there are amazing views of the reservoir, heather covered moorlands, and the hills beyond. We marvel at the fascinating gritstone rock formations including The Salt Cellar Boulder, The Wheel Stones, Cakes of Bread, and Back Tor. It is common to see Red Grouse and other upland birds on Derwent Edge.
The Derwent Edge and Hills around Ladybower walk is a hilly walk of about 11 miles/17km. There is a total of around 750 metres of ascent spread out throughout the day. Paths can be slippery and rough.
The cost is £38.00 per person. Please book and pay below.
We meet at 9:15am ready for a 9:30am start for the The Derwent Edge and Hills around Ladybower guided walk.
The meeting point is on Ashopton Viaduct on the A57 near to the bus stop and the telephone kiosk. The Google map on this page that you can zoom in and out of marks the spot. There is no post code because there are no buildings nearby, but the post code of The Ladybower Inn, should get you to within about half a mile. That is S33 0AX.
There is free roadside car parking.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the village of Bamford is nearby. See our accommodation page for further information.