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

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

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Barrow Stones, 591m (1940ft). and a Bridget


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 . . .

*Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking West)

*Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking West)

Photo: Brian Davidson (4)

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Lowe (2)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (7)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (9)

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (3)

The Sett Valley Trail near Hayfield

The Sett Valley Trail near Hayfield

Photo: Richard Hooper (3)

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Photo: Les Singleton (4)

Autumn sunshine on Derwent Reservoir

Autumn sunshine on Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Marty Byrne (3)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (10)

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)

The Wain Stones (or Kissing Stones) on Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

The Wain Stones (or Kissing Stones) on Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (191)

Approaching Barrow Stones from Ridgewalk Moor

Approaching Barrow Stones from Ridgewalk Moor

Photo: Ian Windle (58)

Sign on the shores of Howden Reservoir and Derwent Reservoir

Sign on the shores of Howden Reservoir and Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (104)

On Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

On Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Steve Horne (1)

Howden Dam and Derwent Reservoir

Howden Dam and Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Steve Horne (11)

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)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (4)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (9)

Woodland above Ladybower Reservoir

Woodland above Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Nick Snape (3)

Hagg Side from near Lockerbrook Farm in the snow

Hagg Side from near Lockerbrook Farm in the snow

Photo: Jim Worley (1)

Alport Castles, Rowlee Pasture

Alport Castles, Rowlee Pasture

Photo: Ray Foster (8)

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Brian Davidson (11)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Kinder Scout from The Tower, Alport Castles in the snow

Kinder Scout from The Tower, Alport Castles in the snow

Photo: Richard Hooper (2)

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)

Aerial view looking North up Derwent Reservoir

Aerial view looking North up Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (2)

*Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking South)

*Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking South)

Photo: Brian Davidson (3)

*Aerial Panorama Looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

*Aerial Panorama Looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (3)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mel Anderton (1)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Nick Snape (6)

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Photo: Les Singleton (3)

River Alport nr Hayridge Farm, Alport Dale

River Alport nr Hayridge Farm, Alport Dale

Photo: Brian Davidson (5)

Anvil Stone at Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Anvil Stone at Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Ian Windle (61)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (70)

Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (22)

Heather in bloom at Barrow Stones

Heather in bloom at Barrow Stones

Photo: Ian Windle (59)

Hurkling Stones (left) and Whinstone Lee Tor (right) above  Ladybower Reservoir from the lower slopes of Crokk Hill (Ladybower) near Crookhill Farm

Hurkling Stones (left) and Whinstone Lee Tor (right) above Ladybower Reservoir from the lower slopes of Crokk Hill (Ladybower) near Crookhill Farm

Photo: Ben Stafford (14)

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Lockerbrook Heights

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Lockerbrook Heights

Photo: Ian Windle (26)

Aerial view looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Aerial view looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (1)

Ladybower Reservoir from Lockerbrook

Ladybower Reservoir from Lockerbrook

Photo: Brian Davidson (1)

The River Alport in Alport Dale

The River Alport in Alport Dale

Photo: Ian Windle (30)

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)

The Barrow Stones

The Barrow Stones

Photo: Bob Ferguson (40)

Derwent Dam and Ladybower Reservoir

Derwent Dam and Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Nick Snape (2)

*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)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (12)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (8)

West End River running through Fagney Clough

West End River running through Fagney Clough

Photo: Ian Windle (56)

Aerial view looking West to Hurst Reservoir, Glossop

Aerial view looking West to Hurst Reservoir, Glossop

Photo: Ron Linton (6)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (5)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (27)

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Horne (4)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Les Singleton (2)

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Horne (3)

Leaping across Adam and Eve - the two large stones on the summit of Tryfan

Leaping across Adam and Eve - the two large stones on the summit of Tryfan

Photo: Dave Papworth (2)

One the towers of Derwent Reservoir Dam

One the towers of Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Ian Windle (23)

The River Alport in the snow

The River Alport in the snow

Photo: Jim Worley (6)

Hurkling Stones and Whinstone Lee Tor beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Hurkling Stones and Whinstone Lee Tor beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (11)

Ladybower Reservoir from Lockerbrook Heights

Ladybower Reservoir from Lockerbrook Heights

Photo: Ian Windle (24)

Dove Stone Reservoir overflow with snow on Great Dove Stone Rocks in the distance

Dove Stone Reservoir overflow with snow on Great Dove Stone Rocks in the distance

Photo: Mark Heywood (11)

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)

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)

Westend Moor Pillar (Trig Point)

Westend Moor Pillar (Trig Point)

Photo: Ian Windle (63)

Ladybower Reservoir from above Derwent Dam

Ladybower Reservoir from above Derwent Dam

Photo: Marty Byrne (2)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (106)

Howden Reservoir at Low Water

Howden Reservoir at Low Water

Photo: Bob Ferguson (43)

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)

Bleaklow Bog!

Bleaklow Bog!

Photo: Christine Shepherd (190)

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Horne (6)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (17)

Alport Dale from Alport Castles

Alport Dale from Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Horne (5)

View along Abbey Brook

View along Abbey Brook

Photo: Nick Snape (8)

Oaken Clough nr Black Chew Head (Laddow Rocks)

Oaken Clough nr Black Chew Head (Laddow Rocks)

Photo: Steve Lowe (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)

Howden Reservoir overflow

Howden Reservoir overflow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (42)

High Stile and Gatesgarthdale Beck from Honister Pass

High Stile and Gatesgarthdale Beck from Honister Pass

Photo: Arthur Norton (7)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (26)

The Pennine Way on Clough Edge above Torside Clough

The Pennine Way on Clough Edge above Torside Clough

Photo: Brian Davidson (12)

Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (105)

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (2)

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Peter Woods (1)

Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking North West)

Alport Dale from Alport Castles (looking North West)

Photo: Brian Davidson (2)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (41)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Ian Windle (62)

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (2)

Fagney Clough

Fagney Clough

Photo: Ian Windle (55)

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)

Above Lockerbrook Heights

Above Lockerbrook Heights

Photo: Ian Windle (25)

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Snow on Kinder Scout from Alport Castles

Photo: Les Singleton (5)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mary Bracegirdle (1)

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)

Water cascading over Howden Reservoir Dam

Water cascading over Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (24)

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)

Derwent Reservoir Dam (overflowing)

Derwent Reservoir Dam (overflowing)

Photo: Arthur Norton (8)

Stepping Stones in Chee Dale

Stepping Stones in Chee Dale

Photo: Les Singleton (6)

Ladybower Reservoir with Crook Hill beyond

Ladybower Reservoir with Crook Hill beyond

Photo: Jamie Hurst (1)

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Ray Foster (9)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (12)

Entering Long Dale

Entering Long Dale

Photo: Arthur Norton (2)

Access Road to Crookhill Farm, Ladybower Reservoir

Access Road to Crookhill Farm, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (13)

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)

West End Moor Trig Point

West End Moor Trig Point

Photo: Steve Horne (8)

Bamford Moor from Ladybower Reservoir

Bamford Moor from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (1)

On Rowlee Pasture

On Rowlee Pasture

Photo: Steve Horne (2)

*Aerial Panorama looking East across Howden Reservoir

*Aerial Panorama looking East across Howden Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (5)

Ladybower Reservoir Overflow

Ladybower Reservoir Overflow

Photo: Lee Harpin (1)

Packhorse Bridge at the North end of Howden Reservoir

Packhorse Bridge at the North end of Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (10)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (3)

Yeoman Hey Reservoir below Alderman's Hill (top right) and Alphin Pike in the background from above Greenfield Reservoir

Yeoman Hey Reservoir below Alderman's Hill (top right) and Alphin Pike in the background from above Greenfield Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (45)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (69)

Heather and Grinah Stones in the distance from Barrow Stones

Heather and Grinah Stones in the distance from Barrow Stones

Photo: Ian Windle (60)

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)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (19)

Bleaklow with Derwent Reservoir below from White Tor (Derwent Edge)

Bleaklow with Derwent Reservoir below from White Tor (Derwent Edge)

Photo: Marty Byrne (4)

The Tower at Alport Castles

The Tower at Alport Castles

Photo: Ian Windle (28)

Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (18)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (1)

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Photo: Steve Horne (7)

Above Ladybower Reservoir

Above Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Pauline Elliott (2)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (2)

Derwent Dam

Derwent Dam

Photo: Marty Byrne (1)

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)

Derwent Valley from Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Derwent Valley from Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Nick Snape (4)

Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (107)

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 (16)

Ashopton Bridge with Crook Hil beyond, Ladybower Reservoir

Ashopton Bridge with Crook Hil beyond, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mark Heywood (10)

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)

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)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (34)

Little Longstone Church

Little Longstone Church

Photo: Ben Stafford (37)

High Stones (Howden Moor) beyond Howden Reservoir

High Stones (Howden Moor) beyond Howden Reservoir

Photo: Ian Windle (54)

Derwent Reservoir with Margery Hill beyond from Rowlee Pasture

Derwent Reservoir with Margery Hill beyond from Rowlee Pasture

Photo: Pauline Elliott (3)

Ladybower Reservoir from nr Alport Castles

Ladybower Reservoir from nr Alport Castles

Photo: Nick Snape (7)

Alport Dale from Alport Castles

Alport Dale from Alport Castles

Photo: Arthur Norton (1)

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)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (6)

Pipe/Foot Bridge across and inlet, Ladybower Reservoir

Pipe/Foot Bridge across and inlet, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (35)

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)

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)

The River Lathkill in Lathkill Dale

The River Lathkill in Lathkill Dale

Photo: Bob Ferguson (28)

Howden Edge and the Crow Stones from Bull Clough at the northern end of Howden Reservoir

Howden Edge and the Crow Stones from Bull Clough at the northern end of Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (21)


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