10 September
Dave Edwards
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The area and details of the meet
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The walk should be around 11 miles approximately.
Total Ascent/Descent 1,200 metres. Walking time: 7/8 Hours.
Post code S33 0AQ.  OS Explorer OL1. Grid Ref 173 894.
(There are public toilets at Fairholmes Car Park.)

The plan would be to meet at 8:30 am in the Fairholms Car Park by the Visitors Centre at the Northern end of the Ladybower Reservoir, (approx 2 miles along), which is left off the A57 Snake Pass road from Glossip, just before the traffic light junction of the A 6013 to Bamforth. (You can find free off-road parking a few hundred yards before the car park on the RHS of the approach road to the car park if you don't fancy the £5's car parking fee at Fairholmes. Grid Ref 174 889.)

We will set off North on the Eastern side of the Reservoir & turn East to go up & through Hancock Wood & Walkers Clough to gain access onto the start of Derwent Edge. Lost Lad is a scenic viewpoint at 518m & walk via Back Tor/Cakes of Bread/Dovestone Tor/The Salt Cellar/White Tor 487m/Wheelstones/Hurkling Stones 430m/Winstone Lee Tor. All with great views into The Ladybower Reservoir.

When we finish the Derwent Edge, we will leave Whinstone Lee Tor going South over Lead Hill, towards the A6013 Ashopton Road bridge to cross the Dam just South of Heatherdene, 209m. We'll then turn South till Parkin Clough & then West through Winhill Plantation to Winhill 462m & it's Pike 463m with excellent 360 degrees views & again into the Ladybower Reservoir. From there, walking West along the former Roman Road (which used to lead to the Roman Fort called Navio, between the village of Hope and Brough),  past Thornhill Brink, N.W past Hope Brink & Wooler Knowl 382m to Hope Cross. From there we'll descend down to Haggwater Bridge 227m, to climb up & cross the A57 Snake Pass & up through Haggtor Coppice & Woodcock Coppice, to Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre, before turning East down a forest track to the parking spot next to the Reservoir.

An off the hill pint & good food can be taken in the Ladybower Reservoir, just across the Ashopton Bridge afterwards or if it's not open, then the Angler Inn at Bamforth.

Please let Dave know if you are planning to join him and give him your mobile number