Start – Ladybower Reservoir car park SK180884, Distance – 14.3km, Ascent – 540m, Time – 4hrs 30mins plus stops.
Another walk starting from the picturesque Ladybower Reservoir, this time walking along Derwent Edge, with it’s great views and natural stone sculptures. After heading across the head of Ladybower, there is an access path from the track south-east of the dam that leads across a field and into access land. From here, you join an obvious track that skirts the western flanks of Pike Low before heading north then north-east onto the start of the Edge. The path is obvious and easy from here until you come to the junction of paths at Whinstone Lee Tor. Continue south across Lead Hill before dropping steeply down to join a path that brings you onto the A57. From here it’s about a half hour of road walking back to the car park, although there is a concession path that runs alongside Ladybower reservoir. An excellent walk, this one.

The Route described here is clockwise

Another walk starting from the picturesque Ladybower Reservoir, this time walking along Derwent Edge, with it’s great views and natural stone sculptures. After heading across the head of Ladybower, there is an access path from the track south-east of the dam that leads across a field and into access land. From here, you join an obvious track that skirts the western flanks of Pike Low before heading north then north-east onto the start of the Edge. The path is obvious and easy from here until you come to the junction of paths at Whinstone Lee Tor. Continue south across Lead Hill before dropping steeply down to join a path that brings you onto the A57. From here it’s about a half hour of road walking back to the car park, although there is a concession path that runs alongside Ladybower reservoir. An excellent walk, this one.

A moorland view towards Abbey Brook to the north. For me, there’s nothing quite like open moorland – when it’s dry and the sun’s shining of course!

The aptly named Salt Cellar Boulder – I’ve got one in my kitchen just like it (a salt cellar that is, not a boulder…)

More odd-shaped rockery. The dark peak is pretty good at this sort of stuff and when the heather’s blooming and the sky is blue, it’s always impressive.
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Ladybower Reservoir from Lead Hill. The usual route of descent would be down the footpath running across the foreground, but by staying up as long as possible, the views are extended and include ones to the south of Bamford and the Derwent Valley.