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Ladybower from Bamford via High Neb

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Peak District in Derbyshire, England, about 18.70km (11.62 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 401m (1315ft)
Loss 401m (1315ft)
Max. Elevation 450m (1476ft)
Elevation (total) 802m (2630ft)
Start & End
Bamford
Distance 18.70km
(11.62mi)
Duration ~6:30h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 26 Jun 2010
A varied walk of beauty - both natural and man-made.

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid SK208825
Start of the walk
OS Grid SK210827
Leave the steepen road via a footpath on your right.
About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SK223833
There are quite a maze of path junctions in the area, ultimately you are heading for the obvious high point to your north and a combination of path and road will take you there.
About 1.45 km (~0.9 miles) from
OS Grid SK227853
Stop, turn around, and take it in.
About 2.10 km (~1.3 miles) from
OS Grid SK231878
On reaching the tarmac, turn left along the road and then right up a track after 500m or so.
About 2.52 km (~1.57 miles) from
OS Grid SK215879
Head up the hill in a westerly direction, crossing the stream and continuing to gain height.
About 1.59 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid SK203880
As the view of the reservoir opens out, head straight on towards the northern edge of the plantation.
About 1.19 km (~0.74 miles) from
OS Grid SK192883
Skirt this on the northern side and continue to follow the path towards the water.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid SK186883
At the bottom of the path, turn right along the road.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid SK194864
Walk along the road for just about 1km, or take the track to the north towards the Ladybower Inn for a short excursion towards refreshments.
About 2.07 km (~1.29 miles) from
OS Grid SK202862
Cross the water here.
About 0.82 km (~0.51 miles) from
OS Grid SK199854
Ladybower was built between 1935 and 1943 and took a further two years to fill. The Dam differs from its two close relatives of Derwent and Howden Reservoirs as it is a clay cored earth embankment, and not a solid masonry dam, as the others. It does have an amazing plug hole though . . .
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SK197850
Take this waymarked path towards Thornhill village.
About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SK199834
Continue through the hamlet on the waymarked path leading towards Bamford.
About 1.54 km (~0.96 miles) from
OS Grid SK201829
At the lane, turn left and walk along the road, crossing the river and then turning right back to the station.
About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SK207825
The end of the walk.
About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from

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