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A View of Ladybower Reservoir Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on February 22, 2015    No ratings yet.

A View of Ladybower Reservoir Walk

Further Details

Route Summary:

A walk to the edge of the Derwent Moors that’s all about the view.

Route Start Location: Ladybower Reservoir A57

8.21 km 316 m 3 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Both The Yorkshire Bridge Inn and the Ladybower Inn are nearby, as well as the Ladybower Cafe which can be found at the lay-by this route starts from.


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Lay-by on A57 on start of route, or the other side of Ashopton Viaduct which is a better starting point.

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


A View of Ladybower Reservoir Walk Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

A View of Ladybower Reservoir Walk

This walk from Ladybower Reservoir avoids the higher ground towards Back Tor and is all about the views down to Ladybower. The route takes you up to the Hurkling Stones on the edge of Derwent Moor, to enjoy the view, and then its back down again! Of course, with a  view like this, you’ll probably take longer on that section than the rest of the walk.

The return leg takes you along the eastern shore of Ladybower Reservoir, through woodland and back to the start.

Note that the route starts from a lay-by on the A57 – but we suggest you start from the eastern end of the Ashopton Viaduct which cuts out the unnecessary road walking.

Click here to view the full description and download the route in a new window (external site).

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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