Ladybower Reservoir and Win Hill

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Starting from the car park on the A6013 just north of Ladybower Dam, cross over the dam, follow the path around the south-western edge of the reservoir before ascending through the woods. From there walk south-east along the gentle ridge to Thornhill Brink and Win Hill, taking in the spectacular views all the way up. From there descend back to the dam and the car park. On a clear day the views available from Win Hill are nothing short of breathtaking.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District

Features

Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Pub, River, Toilets, Woodland
27/08/2014 - Peter Harris

27th Aug 2014 We completed this yesterday afternoon and have to say it was fantastic. The walk skirts the ladybower reservoir and then heads up onto the hill tops to Win Hill. The views over the villages and Mam Tor with the sun shining on them was amazing. Being in our early 30's we took the 'steep and rocky' option at the end of the walk which lived up to its description. It was damp and a bit slippy too as its under the cover of the tress all the time - theres lots of ferns there so I doubt it ever dries up fully. It really was steep and rocky! We both had jelly knees at the end of it, so I recommend using the longer, 'safer' option unless you are pretty fit. I would say the walk is Ok for dogs as long as they are well behaved as there are quite a few drops here and there and there were sheep all over the tops of the hills, which we had to walk right past. Our German Shepherd loves sheep. I say loves..... Oh, and the directions on the walk were spot on too.

05/06/2013 - Lyn Nolan

We did this walk today and thoroughly enjoyed it, although we managed to clock up nearly 10 miles and didn't go off track or get lost. All in all quite a climb to the top of Win Hill but well worth it for the magnificent views all round. Didn't take the very steep and rocky last descent but took the foot path immediately to the left which still comes out at the head of the reservoir and a much nicer way to finish a lovely walk.

10/09/2007 - Russell Basham

Completed this walk today. Beautiful views complemented by glorious weather. Most taxing part was the descent, very steep , rocky and uneven. I would advise the alternative descent if you have back or hip discomfort/pain. Otherwise highly recomended.

13/06/2006 - Stephen Harris

Good walk of good distance around this beautiful reservoir. The rocky ascent to the top was great fun but a little strenuous. We were unfortunate enough to have to use survival skills and stay huddled together, close to the ground as a thunderstorm passed directly overhead. Very scary but the views are oustanding. The 'rocky' descent described is best avoided as this is a little dangerous as you are very close to the edge of a sheer drop, but all in all a very rewarding walk of good distance. Certainly memorable for us with the impending doom that we felt thinking we were about to be struck by lightning being the highest objects around! Survival skills recommended! 9/10.

03/11/2004 - Carol Clark

Stayed at Twitchell Farm on Win Hill (not recommended!) and did this walk in November 2004 - lovely, tree colours were beautiful and evening view of Edale stunning.

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