Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir

A classic walk with superb views


Route outline for walk d260:

Ladybower Reservoir  -  Fairholmes Car Park  -  Ashopton  -  Whinstone Lee Tor  -  Hurkling Stones  -  Wheel Stones  -  White Tor (Derwent Edge)  -  Salt Cellar (Boulder)  -  Derwent Edge  -  Dove Stone (Boulder)  -  Dovestones Tor  -  Cakes of Bread  -  Bradfield Gate Head  -  Back Tor (Derwent Edge)  -  Lost Lad  -  Sheepfold Clough  -  Abbey Brook  -  Howden Dean  -  Abbey Tip Plantation  -  Derwent Reservoir  -  Fairholmes Car Park  -  Ladybower Reservoir



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The odd shaped lumps of rock strewn across so many of the South West's tors are collectively known as 'clitter'.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Back Tor (Derwent Edge) at 538m (1766ft). Back Tor (Derwent Edge) is also known as an English Dewey (96th highest in England, 219th in England & Wales) The summit of Back Tor (Derwent Edge) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir

In no particular order . . .

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir from Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Ladybower Reservoir from Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Photo: Bonnie Eyre (3)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (4)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - River Ashop

River Ashop

Photo: Mick Coxon (6)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (69)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, 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

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)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (2)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir from Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Ladybower Reservoir from Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Photo: Bonnie Eyre (1)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (106)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Peter Woods (1)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (70)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Photo: Ben Stafford (10)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (2)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Cakes of Bread (Boulder), Derwent Edge

The Cakes of Bread (Boulder), Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (9)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (4)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (16)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (5)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Dove Stone (Boulder), Derwent Edge

The Dove Stone (Boulder), Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (8)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Winhill Pike (Win Hill) and Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) and Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (9)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - *Aerial Panorama Looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

*Aerial Panorama Looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (3)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Derwent Reservoir Dam (overflowing)

Derwent Reservoir Dam (overflowing)

Photo: Arthur Norton (8)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Aerial view looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Aerial view looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (1)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (26)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Derwent Dam

Derwent Dam

Photo: Marty Byrne (1)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (3)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - 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)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Derwent Edge from the Wheel Stones

Derwent Edge from the Wheel Stones

Photo: Peter Woods (6)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The cairn at Lost Lad, Derwent Edge

The cairn at Lost Lad, Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (13)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - 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)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Derwent Edge path from Back Tor (Derwent Edge) summit

The Derwent Edge path from Back Tor (Derwent Edge) summit

Photo: Peter Woods (12)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (27)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Back Tor (Derwent Edge) beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (12)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Sign on the shores of Howden Reservoir and Derwent Reservoir

Sign on the shores of Howden Reservoir and Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (104)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir from Whinstone Lee Tor

Ladybower Reservoir from Whinstone Lee Tor

Photo: Martyn Skinner (1)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mel Anderton (1)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (34)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - On Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

On Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Photo: Bonnie Eyre (2)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (8)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Hurkling Stones and Whinstone Lee Tor beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Hurkling Stones and Whinstone Lee Tor beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (11)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - River Ashop

River Ashop

Photo: Mick Coxon (7)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - View along Abbey Brook

View along Abbey Brook

Photo: Nick Snape (8)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir from above Derwent Dam

Ladybower Reservoir from above Derwent Dam

Photo: Marty Byrne (2)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - One the towers of Derwent Reservoir Dam

One the towers of Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Ian Windle (23)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Autumn sunshine on Derwent Reservoir

Autumn sunshine on Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Marty Byrne (3)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (1)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ashopton Bridge with Crook Hil beyond, Ladybower Reservoir

Ashopton Bridge with Crook Hil beyond, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mark Heywood (10)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Access Road to Crookhill Farm, Ladybower Reservoir

Access Road to Crookhill Farm, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (13)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Bamford Moor from Ladybower Reservoir

Bamford Moor from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (1)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - *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)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mary Bracegirdle (1)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Photo: Terry Jones (6)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Salt Cellar (Boulder) and Ladybower Reservoir

The Salt Cellar (Boulder) and Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Peter Woods (10)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Woodland above Ladybower Reservoir

Woodland above Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Nick Snape (3)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

Photo: Terry Jones (3)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Derwent Dam and Ladybower Reservoir

Derwent Dam and Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Nick Snape (2)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Aerial view looking North up Derwent Reservoir

Aerial view looking North up Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (2)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - On Back Tor (Derwent Edge) with Howden Reservoir in the distance

On Back Tor (Derwent Edge) with Howden Reservoir in the distance

Photo: Bonnie Eyre (5)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (3)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (107)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Pipe/Foot Bridge across and inlet, Ladybower Reservoir

Pipe/Foot Bridge across and inlet, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (35)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (7)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

Photo: Bonnie Eyre (4)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Winhill Pike (Win Hill), Ladybower Reservoir and Crook Hill from Dovestones Tor, Derwent Edge

Winhill Pike (Win Hill), Ladybower Reservoir and Crook Hill from Dovestones Tor, Derwent Edge

Photo: Terry Jones (4)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Island Plantation in the middle of Derwent Reservoir

Island Plantation in the middle of Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (23)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - C.P.R.E. (Campaign to Protect Rural England) marker stone on Nether Hey Moor above Hey Bank

C.P.R.E. (Campaign to Protect Rural England) marker stone on Nether Hey Moor above Hey Bank

Photo: Michael Davidson (71)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - 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)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Back Tor (Derwent Edge) summit

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) summit

Photo: Peter Woods (11)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir Overflow

Ladybower Reservoir Overflow

Photo: Lee Harpin (1)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Howden Dam and Derwent Reservoir

Howden Dam and Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Steve Horne (11)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - 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)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (6)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (105)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Dovestones Tor, Derwent Edge

Dovestones Tor, Derwent Edge

Photo: Terry Jones (5)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (5)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Bleaklow with Derwent Reservoir below from White Tor (Derwent Edge)

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

Photo: Marty Byrne (4)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Salt Cellar (Boulder), Derwent Edge

The Salt Cellar (Boulder), Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (7)

Walk d260 Back Tor from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir with Crook Hill beyond

Ladybower Reservoir with Crook Hill beyond

Photo: Jamie Hurst (1)


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