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.



Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge) means


Peak Bagging Statistics for 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 (75th highest in England, 172nd 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 Bridget.

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

Along the way you will also bag Outer Edge at 541m (1775ft). Outer Edge is known as an Bridget.; Back Tor (Derwent Edge) at 538m (1766ft). Back Tor (Derwent Edge) is classified as an English Dewey (97th highest in England, 219th highest in England & Wales)

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

In no particular order . . .

Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge) summit stones

Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge) summit stones

Photo: Michael Davidson (72)

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (7)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (1)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Photo: Ben Stafford (10)

High Stones (Howden Moor) beyond Howden Reservoir

High Stones (Howden Moor) beyond Howden Reservoir

Photo: Ian Windle (54)

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Photo: Michael Davidson (91)

Margery Hill summit trig point

Margery Hill summit trig point

Photo: Michael Davidson (81)

Outer Edge

Outer Edge

Photo: Jack Quick (15)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (19)

One the towers of Derwent Reservoir Dam

One the towers of Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Ian Windle (23)

The Dove Stone (Boulder), Derwent Edge

The Dove Stone (Boulder), Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (8)

The Salt Cellar (Boulder) and Ladybower Reservoir

The Salt Cellar (Boulder) and Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Peter Woods (10)

River Ashop

River Ashop

Photo: Mick Coxon (6)

The cairn at Lost Lad, Derwent Edge

The cairn at Lost Lad, Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (13)

Wreckage of the crashed Airspeed Consul TF-RPM aircraft on Crow Stones Edge

Wreckage of the crashed Airspeed Consul TF-RPM aircraft on Crow Stones Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (101)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (16)

Wreckage of the crashed Airspeed Consul TF-RPM aircraft on Crow Stones Edge

Wreckage of the crashed Airspeed Consul TF-RPM aircraft on Crow Stones Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (98)

Howden Edge

Howden Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (79)

Outer Edge summit trig point

Outer Edge summit trig point

Photo: Michael Davidson (86)

Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge) summit stones

Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge) summit stones

Photo: Michael Davidson (73)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) and Lost Lad from Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) and Lost Lad from Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge)

Photo: Michael Davidson (77)

Sign on the shores of Howden Reservoir and Derwent Reservoir

Sign on the shores of Howden Reservoir and Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (104)

Oaken Bank from Cranberry Bed

Oaken Bank from Cranberry Bed

Photo: Michael Davidson (103)

Derwent Dam

Derwent Dam

Photo: Marty Byrne (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)

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (3)

Howden Dam and Derwent Reservoir

Howden Dam and Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Steve Horne (11)

Dovestones Tor, Derwent Edge

Dovestones Tor, Derwent Edge

Photo: Terry Jones (5)

Wreckage of the crashed Airspeed Consul TF-RPM aircraft on Crow Stones Edge

Wreckage of the crashed Airspeed Consul TF-RPM aircraft on Crow Stones Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (100)

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: Renata Edge (2)

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

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

Photo: Marty Byrne (4)

Island Plantation in the middle of Derwent Reservoir

Island Plantation in the middle of Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (23)

Aerial view looking North up Derwent Reservoir

Aerial view looking North up Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (2)

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (2)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (17)

Rocking Stones at Crow Stones Edge on Howden Moors

Rocking Stones at Crow Stones Edge on Howden Moors

Photo: Jack Quick (10)

Ladybower Reservoir Overflow

Ladybower Reservoir Overflow

Photo: Lee Harpin (1)

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)

Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (105)

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Photo: Michael Davidson (90)

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (5)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (69)

Crow Stones Edge

Crow Stones Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (95)

Wreckage of the crashed Airspeed Consul TF-RPM aircraft on Crow Stones Edge

Wreckage of the crashed Airspeed Consul TF-RPM aircraft on Crow Stones Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (99)

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Photo: Michael Davidson (88)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mel Anderton (1)

Grouse shooting butt on Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge)

Grouse shooting butt on Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge)

Photo: Michael Davidson (76)

The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (4)

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)

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Photo: Michael Davidson (92)

Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (22)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Bob Ferguson (41)

Howden Reservoir at Low Water

Howden Reservoir at Low Water

Photo: Bob Ferguson (43)

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (3)

Wreckage of the crashed Airspeed Consul TF-RPM aircraft on Crow Stones Edge

Wreckage of the crashed Airspeed Consul TF-RPM aircraft on Crow Stones Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (97)

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: Renata Edge (9)

Margery Hill summit trig point

Margery Hill summit trig point

Photo: Jack Quick (16)

*Aerial Panorama looking East across Howden Reservoir

*Aerial Panorama looking East across Howden Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (5)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (34)

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Photo: Michael Davidson (89)

Derwent Reservoir Dam (overflowing)

Derwent Reservoir Dam (overflowing)

Photo: Arthur Norton (8)

High Stones (Howden Moor) from Howden Edge

High Stones (Howden Moor) from Howden Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (80)

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)

Aerial view looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Aerial view looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (1)

Howden Reservoir overflow

Howden Reservoir overflow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (42)

The Salt Cellar (Boulder), Derwent Edge

The Salt Cellar (Boulder), Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (7)

River Ashop

River Ashop

Photo: Mick Coxon (7)

Howden Reservoir, Derwent Reservoir and Ladybower Reservoir from Outer Edge

Howden Reservoir, Derwent Reservoir and Ladybower Reservoir from Outer Edge

Photo: Jack Quick (13)

*Aerial Panorama Looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

*Aerial Panorama Looking South East down Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ron Linton (3)

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (4)

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Peter Woods (1)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (3)

The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (5)

Bamford Moor from Ladybower Reservoir

Bamford Moor from Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (1)

Rocking Stones at Crow Stones Edge on Howden Moors

Rocking Stones at Crow Stones Edge on Howden Moors

Photo: Jack Quick (11)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) summit

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) summit

Photo: Peter Woods (11)

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)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Back Tor (Derwent Edge) beyond Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (12)

Rocks on Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge) with Lost Lad and Back Tor (Derwent Edge) in the background

Rocks on Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge) with Lost Lad and Back Tor (Derwent Edge) in the background

Photo: Michael Davidson (74)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (7)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Les Singleton (2)

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)

Crow Stones Edge

Crow Stones Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (96)

Ashopton Bridge with Crook Hil beyond, Ladybower Reservoir

Ashopton Bridge with Crook Hil beyond, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mark Heywood (10)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (8)

Access Road to Crookhill Farm, Ladybower Reservoir

Access Road to Crookhill Farm, Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Ben Stafford (13)

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 (6)

High Stones (Howden Moor) summit cairn

High Stones (Howden Moor) summit cairn

Photo: Michael Davidson (78)

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

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (4)

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Wind sculptured rocks at Crow Stones

Photo: Michael Davidson (87)

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)

Autumn sunshine on Derwent Reservoir

Autumn sunshine on Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Marty Byrne (3)

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (8)

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Edge

Photo: Peter Woods (2)

Derwent Edge from the Wheel Stones

Derwent Edge from the Wheel Stones

Photo: Peter Woods (6)

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

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

Photo: Peter Woods (9)

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

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

Photo: Peter Woods (12)

Margery Stones on Margery Hill

Margery Stones on Margery Hill

Photo: Michael Davidson (82)

Ladybower Reservoir with Crook Hill beyond

Ladybower Reservoir with Crook Hill beyond

Photo: Jamie Hurst (1)

Crow Stones Edge

Crow Stones Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (93)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (27)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Photo: Terry Jones (6)

Ladybower Reservoir from above Derwent Dam

Ladybower Reservoir from above Derwent Dam

Photo: Marty Byrne (2)

Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (107)

The Cakes of Bread (Boulder), Derwent Edge

The Cakes of Bread (Boulder), Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (9)

Margery Stones on Margery Hill

Margery Stones on Margery Hill

Photo: Michael Davidson (83)

Wind sculptured rocks on Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge)

Wind sculptured rocks on Featherbed Moss (Howden Edge)

Photo: Michael Davidson (75)

The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones, Derwent Edge

Photo: Ben Stafford (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 Whinstone Lee Tor

Ladybower Reservoir from Whinstone Lee Tor

Photo: Martyn Skinner (1)

Cranberry Bed

Cranberry Bed

Photo: Michael Davidson (102)

View along Abbey Brook

View along Abbey Brook

Photo: Nick Snape (8)

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

The Wheel Stones on Derwent Edge

Photo: Terry Jones (3)

Margery Stones on Margery Hill

Margery Stones on Margery Hill

Photo: Michael Davidson (84)

Water cascading over Howden Reservoir Dam

Water cascading over Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (24)

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Mary Bracegirdle (1)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (26)

Derwent Dam and Ladybower Reservoir

Derwent Dam and Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Nick Snape (2)

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)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Michael Davidson (106)

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)

Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir

Photo: Renata Edge (5)

Outer Edge summit rocks

Outer Edge summit rocks

Photo: Jack Quick (14)

Crow Stones Edge

Crow Stones Edge

Photo: Michael Davidson (94)

Howden Reservoir Dam

Howden Reservoir Dam

Photo: Bob Ferguson (18)

Cairn on the Cut Gate Path near Margery Hill

Cairn on the Cut Gate Path near Margery Hill

Photo: Michael Davidson (85)

Woodland above Ladybower Reservoir

Woodland above Ladybower Reservoir

Photo: Nick Snape (3)

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Photo: Michael Davidson (70)


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