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Walk Along Derwent Edge to Back Tor

By Dave Roberts   

on August 17, 2015    No ratings yet.

Walk Along Derwent Edge to Back Tor

Further Details

Route Summary:

Walk to Back Tor on the Derwent Moors.

Route Start Location: Cutthroat Bridge Car Park nr Ladybower Reservoir

15.39 km 400 m 4 hours 30min

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

Activivity Type: Hard 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 on the A57 on the western side of the Ashopton Viaduct


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 at start

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


Walk Along Derwent Edge to Back Tor Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Walk Along Derwent Edge to Back Tor

This walk, from a lay-by high on the A57 takes you along the Derwent Edge and on to the summit of Back Tor. The route then descends via the Foulstone Road track to Strines and Dale Dike Reservoirs. A final ascent is needed to return to the start of the walk.

A Local Expert walking route from Bradfield Walkers are Welcome in the Peak District.

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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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