Saturday 18 February 2023.
A guided trek training walk as part of a small group from Bamford Village, climbing steeply up onto Bamford Edge. The second steep climb of the day is up Win Hill Pike - the rewards are far reaching views over Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and the Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs.
Make a weekend of it and join our Derwent Edge and Crook Hill Trek Training Walk on Sunday 19 February!
Distance: 20km/12.4 miles
Highest Point: 462m/1515ft
Total Ascent: 750m/2460ft
Approximate Time: 7.5 hrs (dependent on party's overall pace)
Starting close to the village of Bamford (with its own rail station on the Manchester to Sheffield line close by), the route follows road, track and field paths onto the rocky ridge of Bamford Edge. There are stunning views in all directions and this is a wonderful spot to get some action photographs amongst the rocks! The walk then descends and crosses over Cut Throat Bridge before climbing onto the Southern part of Derwent Edge.
We descend then to the valley bottom over the Ladybower Reservoir, famous for the Dam Busters practise flights to launch the 'bouncing bomb' during the Second World War. A very steep climb finally brings us to the summit of Win Hill a fantastic vantage point to view our day's walk. A long descent brings us back to our start in Bamford.
The route described may vary according to participants level of ability, progress and weather conditions. Please be aware that the terrain maybe steep, hilly, rocky and boggy in places. Participants must be fit and able to complete a full day out on the hills and be comfortable walking all day with small breaks.
The cost to join this walk is £38 per person. Please book and pay below.
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We meet towards the end of the cul-de-sac on Mytham Bridge Road, in the village of Bamford. You turn off the A6187 towards Bamford village. Then turn almost immediately left at the end of the bus-stop lay-by onto Mytham Bridge Road. Post code S33 0EA. There is free roadside car parking.
Accessible by public transport. Bamford Railway Station is only a short walk away from the meeting point.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the villages of Bamford, Hope and Castleton are nearby, with a good choice of B&Bs, pubs that offer accommodation, and camp sites. Visit our Accommodation Page.
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