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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


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.

Public Transport: Traveline for UK Public Transport
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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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