Bamford - Win Hill

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This great half-day walk takes in some of the best sights in the Bamford area. It starts by passing Bamford Mill, which is the first of many on the course of the Derwent and was built around 1780, burnt down and rebuilt in 1791-2. It was a cotton mill but closed for this purpose in 1965 and was used by an electric furnace manufacturer until the 1990s. The weir, Mill and River Derwent combined make a beautiful sight. The route then joins the Derwent Valley Heritage Way and follows an old railway link up to Ladybower Reservoir. The route follows the edge of the reservoir along a forest track before turning south and taking a steady path up to the heather plateau just below the summit of Win Hill. From here it is only a short walk to the top to admire the stunning views in all directions from a height of 463m (1,519ft).

The descent is a steady one, taking a rather direct route east to join a path that takes you south to Thornhill before joining a short section of the old railway and making its way back to the parking near Shatton.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
7/18/2020 - Phil and Sue Eptlett

Excellent walk with 3 great points of interest to visit. Bamford Mill with its mill pond and weir, views across Ladybower Reservoir and Win Hill with fine views in all directions. Directions were easy to follow although several of the landmarks have changed slightly from when it was written (eg. WM 21 now only has 2 posts) but posed no problem with navigation. Most enjoyable.

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