Derwent Edge - Friday 15 August 2008
Fairholmes - Lost Lad - Back Tor - Dovestone Tor - Salt Cellar - Wheel Stones - Derwent - Fairholmes
Fairholmes Visitors Centre (Charge) - Grid Ref SK172894
Good paths throughout with some road walking near the end
Overcast with some sunny spells. Visibility good.
OL1 - The Peak District (Dark Peak Area)
Our second walk of the day. We made the short drive along the western edge of Ladybower Reservoir to park up at Fairholmes Visitor Centre and after a quick lunch we walked underneath the huge dam separating Ladybower from the Upper Derwent Reservoir and made our way along the edge of Hancock Plantation. From the plantation edge the path tuns right and climbs gradually to the large cairn on Lost Lad. From Lost Lad there is now a fine ridge walk over Derwent Edge where there are superb views to be had. There are also some fine gritstone rock formations to view such as the Cakes of Bread, Salt Cellar and The Coach & Horses. Once past the Coach & Horses, aka The Wheel Stones, the path starts its descent down to the lost village of Derwent, the majority of which is now buried beneath Ladybower Reservoir. Once down at Derwent, there is a short walk along a quiet road back to the start at Fairholmes.
The Dam between Upper Derwent Reservoir & Ladybower Reservoir
Upper Derwent Reservoir looking North
Win Hill and Lose Hill over Ladybower Reservoir
Ashopton Viaduct over Ladybower Reservoir
The "Cakes of Bread" on Derwent Edge
Another view of "The Cakes of Bread"
Keira Knightley eat your heart out! Angie on Dovestone Tor
The "Salt Cellar"
Ladybower Reservoir & Bamford Edge
The Wheel Stones - better known as 'The Coach & Horses"
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