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Alport Castles Walk from Ladybower

By Dave Roberts   

on February 22, 2015    No ratings yet.

Alport Castles Walk from Ladybower

Further Details

Route Summary:

A walk to the UK’s largest landslip – Alport Castles.

Route Start Location: Ladybower Reservoir

15.07 km 635 m 5 hours

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

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route




Steep ground, especially if you choose to tackle The Tower.

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.

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Public Transport:

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Alport Castles Walk from Ladybower Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Alport Castles Walk from Ladybower

This is a reasonably long walk from Ladybower Reservoir towards the impressive pinnacles of Alport Castles. These are a landslip feature, probably the largest in the UK, and the debris resembles castles from afar. The Tower seen below, is particularly striking.

Return via quiet, but undulating bridleways.

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Featured Image Photo credit: Dan Cook Archived (dan-scape.co.uk) / Foter / CC BY-SA

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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