Bamford Edge and Win Hill - Trek Training

A group of walkers on Bamford Edge overlooking Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District

1. Bamford Edge and Win Hill - Peak District.

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!


Key Facts 

Distance:  20km/12.4 miles

Highest Point:  462m/1515ft 

Total Ascent:  750m/2460ft 

Approximate Time: 7.5 hrs (dependent on party's overall pace)


The Route

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. 


Please note: 

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. 

Saturday 18 February 2023.


  • Places available

Meeting Place and Time

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.

  • The meeting time is 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am.

Accessible by public transport.  Bamford Railway Station is only a short walk away from the meeting point.  

Further Information

What to wear and bring with you on Trek Training Walks
PWA General Information - Trek Training
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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