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Route Summary:

Walk to Back Tor on the Derwent Moors.

15.39 km 400 m 4 hours 30min

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

Start and Finish: Cutthroat Bridge Car Park nr Ladybower Reservoir

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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

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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

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Walk Along Derwent Edge to Back Tor Details

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

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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