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Ladybower in The Peak District

Ladybower in The Peak District


Postby susanmyatt » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:52 am

Date walked: 14/04/2009

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Hello, out with the gang again on Saturday, this time a lovely walk around the famous reservoirs in the Derwent Valley, practice area for the legendary Dambuster Raids and sunken communities lost forever beneath the water. We parked up on the A57 at G.R. SK 198 864, the 12.4 mile route taking us through some great place names such as Hurkling Stones, Salt Cellar, Cakes of Bread, Lost Lad and a high on Back Tor of 538m. We had a small shower but a good day weatherwise.
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The Gang
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View down valley to Derwent Dam
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Commander Conroy & troops
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Me on Back Tor
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Re: Ladybower in The Peak District

Postby GarryH » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:13 pm

Did the Derwent Edge back in Feb in the snow, got as far as Lost Lad and turned back as we were making such slow
progress in the snow.A great area of the Dark Peak.

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Cakes of Bread


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Salt Cellar
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Re: Ladybower in The Peak District

Postby susanmyatt » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:11 pm

Thanks Sugary, looks great in the snow, crampon time :lol:
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Re: Ladybower in The Peak District

Postby canisp » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:47 am

Thanks for this report :) it looks a beautiful area, another on the long list of places i’ve always wanted to go but never got round to yet.
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Re: Ladybower in The Peak District

Postby susanmyatt » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:10 pm

We tend to think the Peak District is on our doorstep coming from the Potteries but our trip to the Lakes only took us 1 hour 50 minutes on Saturday, sometimes the Peaks take longer. There are some lovely walks but it must be hard to drive a few hours when you live so close to all those fells as you do. :D
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