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 – River Derwent & Grinah Stones

Upper Derwent Valley - Summer Heather The summer holidays are over, the kids are back at school and that means more hill time for me. I really enjoyed the 6 weeks holidays with my daughter this year, we spent a fabulous week in Northumberland, did a Wild Camp up near Bamford Edge, Cycled the Monsal Trail and did a few local walks. That did mean however that my time has been limited when it comes to updating PeakRoutes.com. Over the coming weeks I will add more posts and images from those days out. Today's little wander was another 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 & Alport Dale

After a relative drought when it comes to walking I decided I would head out come rain or shine today. The forecast was for high winds and also plenty of rain but I thought what the heck, I'll just go for it. A quick call to my mate Andy and the plan was set. We would park at Ladybower, Ashopton Viaduct to be precise and then head up and over towards Rowlee Pasture to Alport Dale. The weather looked reasonable as we set off from Ashopton Viaduct but I knew we were going to get blown around 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 [...]