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Walk Details

This beautiful circular walk explores Derwent Dam and Ladybower reservoir in one of the most spectacular landscapes of the Peak District National Park.

Wonderful for taking in many Peak District habitats, this walk will lead you alongside the Ladybower Reservoir. You’ll pass through farmland and up steep wooded cloughs, before emerging high on top of the moors. Here you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the Derwent Valley and across much of the Dark Peak area.

You’ll spot local wildlife and enjoy beautiful vistas as you walk. Look out for some of the area’s most impressive wildlife along the route, including large mountain hares (with white coats in winter) and golden plovers as you travel across a mixture of farmland and moorland.

This walk starts and finishes at the Fairholmes car park between Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs.

Carpark: Cutthroat Bridge Car Park, A57, Hope Valley S33 0AX

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