Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir

A long but classic walk with superb views


Route outline for walk d298:

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)  -  Abbey Brook  -  High Peak  -  Howden Moors  -  Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge)  -  High Stones (Howden Moor)  -  Margery Hill  -  Outer Edge  -  Crow Stones  -  Crow Stones Edge  -  Airspeed Consul TF-RPM Plane Wreckage  -  Broadhead Clough  -  Cranberry Bed  -  Bull Clough  -  Cranberry Clough  -  Slippery Stones  -  Packhorse Bridge (River Derwent)  -  Howden Reservoir  -  Cold Side (Howden Reservoir)  -  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
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
2
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
3
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is High Stones (Howden Moor) at 548m (1798ft). High Stones (Howden Moor) is also known as an English Dewey (74th highest in England, 173rd in England & Wales)

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Margery Hill at 546m (1791ft). Margery Hill is known as an English Bridget. The summit of Margery Hill is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

You will also reach the summit of Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge) at 545m (1788ft). Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge) is known as an English Bridget.

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir

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Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill 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 d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill 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 d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (17)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - High Stones (Howden Moor) beyond Howden Reservoir

High Stones (Howden Moor) beyond Howden Reservoir

Photo: Ian Windle (54)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill 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 d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (22)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (18)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Crow Stones Edge

Crow Stones Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (96)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Back Tor (Derwent Edge) summit

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) summit

Photo: Peter Woods (11)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill 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 d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Margery Stones on Margery Hill

Margery Stones on Margery Hill

Photo: Michael Davidson (82)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill 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 d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Rocking Stones Rock Sculptures at Crow Stones Edge on Howden Moors

Rocking Stones Rock Sculptures at Crow Stones Edge on Howden Moors

Photo: Jack Quick (12)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mary Bracegirdle (1)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill 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 d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - Bamford Moor from Ladybower Reservoir

Bamford Moor from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (1)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill 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 d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (6)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - 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)

Walk d298 Back Tor and Margery Hill from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir - 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)


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