Walk d114 Alport Castles and Bleaklow Stones from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir

Rough & wild with one steep ascent


Route outline for walk d114:

Ladybower Reservoir  -  Fairholmes Car Park  -  Derwent Reservoir  -  Howden Reservoir  -  Fagney Clough  -  Ridgewalk Moor  -  Barrow Stones  -  Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)  -  Alport Moor  -  West End Moor  -  Birchin Hat  -  Alport Castles  -  Rowlee Pasture  -  Lockerbrook Heights  -  Lockerbrook Farm  -  Fairholmes Car Park  -  Ladybower Reservoir.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill) at 628m (2061ft). Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill) is Unclassified.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Barrow Stones at 591m (1940ft). Barrow Stones is known as an Bridget.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL1
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 110
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk d114 Alport Castles and Bleaklow Stones from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir

In no particular order . . .

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Brian Davidson (11)

Sign on the shores of Howden Reservoir and Derwent Reservoir

Sign on the shores of Howden Reservoir and Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (104)

Aerial view looking North up Derwent Reservoir

Aerial view looking North up Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (2)

Walkers and Cyclists near the Kings Tree turning circle at the northern end of Howden Reservoir

Walkers and Cyclists near the Kings Tree turning circle at the northern end of Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (44)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (7)

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Horne (7)

Ashopton Bridge with Crook Hil beyond, Ladybower Reservoir

Ashopton Bridge with Crook Hil beyond, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mark Heywood (10)

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (2)

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Photo: Les Singleton (4)

Ladybower Reservoir from nr Alport Castles

Ladybower Reservoir from nr Alport Castles

Photo: Nick Snape (7)

Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (105)

*Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking West)

*Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking West)

Photo: Brian Davidson (4)

Ladybower Reservoir with Crook Hill beyond

Ladybower Reservoir with Crook Hill beyond

Photo: Jamie Hurst (1)

*Aerial Panorama looking East across Howden Reservoir

*Aerial Panorama looking East across Howden Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (5)

On Rowlee Pasture

On Rowlee Pasture

Photo: Steve Horne (2)

*Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking South)

*Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking South)

Photo: Brian Davidson (3)

The Tower at Alport Castles in the snow with Kinder Scout in the background

The Tower at Alport Castles in the snow with Kinder Scout in the background

Photo: Jim Worley (3)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (106)

Looking down on The Tower at Alport Castles with the Ashop Valley beyond

Looking down on The Tower at Alport Castles with the Ashop Valley beyond

Photo: Ian Windle (29)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (3)

Derwent Dam and Ladybower Reservoir

Derwent Dam and Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Nick Snape (2)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (5)

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Horne (3)

Path to Alport from Derwent Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley in the snow

Path to Alport from Derwent Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley in the snow

Photo: Dave Roper (2)

Bamford Moor and Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from The Tower, Alport Castles in the snow

Bamford Moor and Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from The Tower, Alport Castles in the snow

Photo: Richard Hooper (1)

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Peter Woods (1)

Looking back down West End River to The Upper Derwent Valley from Ridgewalk Moor

Looking back down West End River to The Upper Derwent Valley from Ridgewalk Moor

Photo: Ian Windle (57)

Alport Dale from Alport Castles

Alport Dale from Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Horne (5)

Heather and Grinah Stones in the distance from Barrow Stones

Heather and Grinah Stones in the distance from Barrow Stones

Photo: Ian Windle (60)

West End Moor Trig Point

West End Moor Trig Point

Photo: Steve Horne (8)

One the towers of Derwent Reservoir Dam

One the towers of Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Ian Windle (23)

The Barrow Stones

The Barrow Stones

Photo: Bob Ferguson (40)

Island Plantation in the middle of Derwent Reservoir

Island Plantation in the middle of Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (23)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (26)

Ladybower Reservoir from above Derwent Dam

Ladybower Reservoir from above Derwent Dam

Photo: Marty Byrne (2)

Alport Castles, Rowlee Pasture

Alport Castles, Rowlee Pasture

Photo: Ray Foster (8)

Alport Dale from Alport Castles

Alport Dale from Alport Castles

Photo: Arthur Norton (1)

*Aerial Panorama looking North up Derwent Reservoir to Howden Dam with Howden Reservoir beyond

*Aerial Panorama looking North up Derwent Reservoir to Howden Dam with Howden Reservoir beyond

Photo: Ron Linton (4)

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Lockerbrook Heights

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Lockerbrook Heights

Photo: Ian Windle (26)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (27)

Kinder Scout from The Tower, Alport Castles in the snow

Kinder Scout from The Tower, Alport Castles in the snow

Photo: Richard Hooper (2)

Packhorse Bridge at the North end of Howden Reservoir

Packhorse Bridge at the North end of Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (10)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (70)

Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (18)

Howden Dam and Derwent Reservoir

Howden Dam and Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Steve Horne (11)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (16)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mary Bracegirdle (1)

Above Lockerbrook Heights

Above Lockerbrook Heights

Photo: Ian Windle (25)

Aerial view looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Aerial view looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (1)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (12)

Heather in bloom at Barrow Stones

Heather in bloom at Barrow Stones

Photo: Ian Windle (59)

Island Plantation in the middle of Derwent Reservoir with water cascading over Howden Reservoir Dam beyond

Island Plantation in the middle of Derwent Reservoir with water cascading over Howden Reservoir Dam beyond

Photo: Bob Ferguson (25)

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Photo: Les Singleton (5)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (34)

Hurkling Stones and Whinstone Lee Tor beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Hurkling Stones and Whinstone Lee Tor beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (11)

Access Road to Crookhill Farm, Ladybower Reservoir

Access Road to Crookhill Farm, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (13)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (1)

Derwent Dam

Derwent Dam

Photo: Marty Byrne (1)

Approaching Barrow Stones from Ridgewalk Moor

Approaching Barrow Stones from Ridgewalk Moor

Photo: Ian Windle (58)

Ladybower Reservoir from Lockerbrook

Ladybower Reservoir from Lockerbrook

Photo: Brian Davidson (1)

Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (22)

*Aerial Panorama Looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

*Aerial Panorama Looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (3)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (8)

Bamford Moor from Ladybower Reservoir

Bamford Moor from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (1)

Derwent Reservoir with Margery Hill beyond from Rowlee Pasture

Derwent Reservoir with Margery Hill beyond from Rowlee Pasture

Photo: Pauline Elliott (3)

Temperature inversion in the Upper Derwent Valley seen from Rowlee Pasture

Temperature inversion in the Upper Derwent Valley seen from Rowlee Pasture

Photo: Ray Foster (5)

Hagg Side from near Lockerbrook Farm in the snow

Hagg Side from near Lockerbrook Farm in the snow

Photo: Jim Worley (1)

The Tower at Alport Castles

The Tower at Alport Castles

Photo: Ian Windle (28)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (2)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Ian Windle (62)

On Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

On Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Steve Horne (1)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (69)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (12)

Water cascading over Howden Reservoir Dam

Water cascading over Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (24)

High Stones (Howden Moor) beyond Howden Reservoir

High Stones (Howden Moor) beyond Howden Reservoir

Photo: Ian Windle (54)

The Packhorse Bridge over The River Derwent at the northern end of Howden Reservoir

The Packhorse Bridge over The River Derwent at the northern end of Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (20)

Autumn sunshine on Derwent Reservoir

Autumn sunshine on Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Marty Byrne (3)

Margery Hill and Howden Moor beyond Howden Reservoir from Lockerbrook Heights

Margery Hill and Howden Moor beyond Howden Reservoir from Lockerbrook Heights

Photo: Ian Windle (27)

Derwent Valley from Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Derwent Valley from Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Nick Snape (4)

Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) and Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Rowlee Pasture in the snow

Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) and Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Rowlee Pasture in the snow

Photo: Jim Worley (2)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Nick Snape (5)

Alport Dale from Alport Castles in the snow

Alport Dale from Alport Castles in the snow

Photo: Jim Worley (4)

Bleaklow Bog!

Bleaklow Bog!

Photo: Christine Shepherd (190)

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Horne (4)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (9)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (17)

Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking North West)

Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking North West)

Photo: Brian Davidson (2)

Looking back up to Alport Castles from Alport Dale in the snow

Looking back up to Alport Castles from Alport Dale in the snow

Photo: Jim Worley (5)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (41)

Deep snow on the lane beside Derwent Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley

Deep snow on the lane beside Derwent Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley

Photo: Dave Roper (1)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mel Anderton (1)

Me, Bradders and my nephew David during a snow blizzard on Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Me, Bradders and my nephew David during a snow blizzard on Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Dave Papworth (3)

Ladybower Reservoir Overflow

Ladybower Reservoir Overflow

Photo: Lee Harpin (1)

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Horne (6)

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Lowe (2)

West End River running through Fagney Clough

West End River running through Fagney Clough

Photo: Ian Windle (56)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (4)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (9)

Bridge over Fagney Clough where it enters Derwent Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley in the snow

Bridge over Fagney Clough where it enters Derwent Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley in the snow

Photo: Dave Roper (3)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (19)

Lost Lad, Back Tor (Derwent Edge), Dovestones Tor, Derwent Edge, White Tor (Derwent Edge), Hurkling Stones and Whinstone Lee Tor above Ladybower Reservoir

Lost Lad, Back Tor (Derwent Edge), Dovestones Tor, Derwent Edge, White Tor (Derwent Edge), Hurkling Stones and Whinstone Lee Tor above Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (36)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (10)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Nick Snape (6)

Temperature inversion in the Upper Derwent Valley seen from Rowlee Pasture

Temperature inversion in the Upper Derwent Valley seen from Rowlee Pasture

Photo: Ray Foster (6)

Ladybower Reservoir from Lockerbrook Heights

Ladybower Reservoir from Lockerbrook Heights

Photo: Ian Windle (24)

Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (107)

Anvil Stone at Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Anvil Stone at Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Ian Windle (61)

Fagney Clough

Fagney Clough

Photo: Ian Windle (55)

Woodland above Ladybower Reservoir

Woodland above Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Nick Snape (3)

Howden Reservoir at Low Water

Howden Reservoir at Low Water

Photo: Bob Ferguson (43)

Howden Reservoir overflow

Howden Reservoir overflow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (42)

Pipe/Foot Bridge across and inlet, Ladybower Reservoir

Pipe/Foot Bridge across and inlet, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (35)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Les Singleton (2)

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Photo: Les Singleton (3)

Derwent Reservoir Dam (overflowing)

Derwent Reservoir Dam (overflowing)

Photo: Arthur Norton (8)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (6)

Temperature inversion in the Upper Derwent Valley seen from Rowlee Pasture

Temperature inversion in the Upper Derwent Valley seen from Rowlee Pasture

Photo: Ray Foster (7)


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