A Walk 02-Jun-2019
Leader: Gavin Barnes
Distance (miles): 11.00
Ascent (feet): 1368
CUTTHROAT BRIDGE -DERWENT EDGE -BAMFORD - LADYBOWER - ASHOPTON - FAIRHOLMES
We start this month’s walk at the gruesomely named Cutthroat Bridge on the A57, near Ladybower Reservoir. A short walk down the road brings us to the track taking us up and along Bamford Edge with its outstanding views of Win Hill, Lose Hill and Man Tor towering above the Vale of Edale and the Hope Valley. In addition we also have fabulous views of Ladybower Reservoir and Bamford in the Derwent Valley below us. We gradually descend off the edge to a minor road and then descend further into Bamford. We are now almost at the southern part of our walk and after crossing the River Derwent at the mill our journey will be generally northwards. We now make our way across the fields to the disused railway line, now part of the Derwent Heritage Way. We follow this track to the dam at Ladybower Reservoir and cross this to the picnic area and car park to finally reach the A57 once more, where we will take our lunch stop at The Ladybower Inn. After lunch we take the track towards the “drowned” village of Ashopton where we drop down to the edge of the reservoir, walking the full length on well maintained farm tracks to our destination at Fairholmes.