Peak District Walk – Derwent Edge & Ladybower Reservoir

For my first walk back in the Peak District after my holiday in Tasmania I went for an old favourite. Derwent Edge from the Ashopton Viaduct and back along the side of the Ladybower Reservoir. The weather was set to be good in the eastern part of the Peaks so off we went to burn away some of those Christmas calories. We set off from the viaduct and made our way across the road to begin the climb up to Whinstone Lee Tor. The sun was just beginning to rise above Bamford Edge as we left the Read more [...]

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 🙂 At the end of the video I have included a quick Read more [...]

Peak District – Walking – Crow Stones Edge

I set myself a little mission a few years ago, not something that is easily done but one i wish to complete none the less... the mission was to walk every hill and every route in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District. crazy idea really but it's one that gives me constant enjoyment and I have a very convenient way of keeping track. The method I have been using is the Combi Map feature over on ShareYourAdventure.com. Phil Sorrell is the genius behind "Social Hiking" and if you haven't already I 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 [...]