Peak District – MTB – Ladybower Loop & Hagg Farm Descent

In this video my mate Andy and I head out on the bikes around Ladybower. We set off from Fairholmes and headed north along Ladybower, Derwent and Howden dams to Slippery Stones and the back down the eastern side to the Ashopton Viaduct. We then proceeded along the southern side of Ladybower before crossing the Snake Road. We then headed up hill to enjoy an awesome spot of downhill back to Fairholmes. Keep your eyes pealed at 15mins 15seconds πŸ™‚ At the end of the video I have included a quick Read more [...]

Peak District – Howden Edge

Crow Stones and Derwent Edge I really love walking places I've never been before and seeing sights I've never seen. A lot of my inspiration has come from looking across a valley while out walking, seeing a feature on a map or hearing stories from other walkers. Today's inspiration came when looking across from Margery Hill while I did a loop of Ladybower, I spotted a great rock formation off in the distance and the clumps of gritstone in question are located at Crow Stones Edge. I plotted a quick route last night, sent it off Read more [...]

Peak District – Howden, Bleaklow & Alport

After my windy walk with Andy last week ("Peak District – Ladybower & Alport Dale") I decided it was high time for another Peak District outing. There has been rather a drought when it comes to walking of late, what with one thing and another I just haven't had the time to head out. I feel as though I have made up for it today though with a good route and some fantastic views thrown in, so without further ado here is my summary of where I headed and what I got up to. I parked up this Read more [...]

Peak District – Ladybower Loop – Small Version

We have had another fantastic Peak District wander today and once again we recorded the route using Social Hiking. We originally headed out into the Peak to drop off some Subaru parts that I had managed to get rid, we started off at Hadfield visiting some "League of Gentlemen" filming locations but it inevitably turned into another walking adventure and route plotting afternoon.I had walked a very similar route to this a few weeks ago, you can view the route in question here on my website or here Read more [...]

Peak District – Ladybower Loop

The weather looked promising, I felt full of energy, my batteries (iPhone & Body) were charged & I had been planning this particular route in my head for months. Nothing too strenuous but it does take in some of the Peak Districts greatest sights. The start/end point for this little wander is at Ashopton Viaduct at Ladybower and the first port of call is Crook Hill, It’s a simple little walk up from the banks of Ladybower via Crook Hill Farm. You then join the path across Bridge-End Pasture which Read more [...]