Hills near Derwent Reservoir

Hills around Derwent Reservoir, guided walk

3. Hills near Derwent Reservoir. Open Group Walk

Sunday 12 August 2018


A full day walk a part of a small group of no more than six people plus your guide to explore the hills to the south west of Derwent Reservoir.   Throughout the day, your friendly, professional guide will share with you a wealth of local knowledge.


Highlights of the walk will including taking a scenic path that skirts around the eastern end of Kinder Scout, a lunch stop by a pretty stream in the Alport Valley, a visit to Alport Castles where a tower of gritstone has been left standing after a landslide, and a walk along side the beautiful water of the reservoir itself.


This is a hilly walk of about 11 miles/18km with approx 950 metres of ascent, over ground that is rough in places.  


The price is £38 per person.  Please book and pay below.

Hills near Derwent Reservoir. Open group guided walk. Sunday 12 August 2018


  • Fully booked

Meeting Place and Time


 We meet at 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am from Derwent Overlook car park towards the northern end of Ladybower Reservoir.  Car parking there is free of charge.  Off the A57 if you are heading towards Glossop, turn right up the road that heads north up the west side of Ladybower Reservoir. It is signposted to ‘Upper Derwent Valley’, or ‘Derwent Dams’. Drive up the road for just over 2 miles with the reservoir on your right. It is the last car parking layby on the right hand side before you reach the Fairholmes Visitor Centre where there is a Pay & Display car park. If in any doubt, go as far as the roundabout, go right around it and come back down the road. It is then the first car parking area on the left. The Post code is S33 0AQ, but that covers a very wide area so a sat nav probably wouldn’t take you to quite the right place.


For further clarification please see the Google map on this page.


Travel to the walk by public transport might be possible.  If you are hoping to use public transport, please contact us and let us know where you will be travelling from.  We can then look into the options. 





Further Information

Essential Information
General information sheet providing advice regarding what to wear and what to bring with you on your guided walk.
General Information - Full Day Walks.pdf
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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.


Alternative Dates - Private Guiding

For greater flexibility, why not do this as a private guided walk on a day of your choice, either on your own or with a group of friends or family?