A View of Ladybower Reservoir Walk

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Route Summary:

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

Distance
Ascent
Time
8.2 km 314 m 3 hours

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

Start and Finish: Ladybower Reservoir A57

Facilities:

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.

Hazards:

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.

Public Transport: Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): 

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

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A View of Ladybower Reservoir Walk Route Map and GPX Download

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Summits and Places on this Route

No summits were found but here are a few nearby

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A View of Ladybower Reservoir Walk Details

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.

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Dave Roberts

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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