Win Hill & Ladybower
Distance: 16 miles (25.5km)
Ascent: 1440 metres
Start/finish: Fairholmes visitor centre, S33 0AQ
Head north to the Derwent Reservoir dam, take one of the steep paths skirting to its R and turning L on the wide track at the top, following the reservoir north to reach Abbey Tip. Turn R here on the path up Abbey Brook and then up Sheepfold Clough to the summit cairn on Lost Lad. Follow this past Back Tor trig point, tracing the ridge around to the R over Dovestone Tor and along Derwent Edge all the way to Whinstone Lee Tor (7.6 miles/12.3km). Join the bridleway and follow it downhill and L around Lead Hill to the A57. Turn R and follow this then turn L on the A6013 down Ladybower Reservoir. Turn R across the dam then L down to the base of Parkin Clough. Turn R and follow the steep path to the summit of Win Hill (11 miles/17.7km). Continue over the back of Win Hill and then skirt around to the R onto the course of the old Roman road. Turn R at a path junction skirting the edge of the wood down to and across Haggwater Bridge. Continue on the path crossing the A57 and passing Hagg Farm then heading downhill and bearing R back to the start.
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