Today was a brilliant day. It was nice weather, sunny with a blue sky and not too cold. Just perfect conditions for a 5.5-mile walk. It was also my first walk in 2019.
Happy New Year everyone!
Kev and I decided to do Win Hill above Ladybower reservoir in the Peak District, Derbyshire. I have done all the hills and edges in the area including Bamford Edge, Crook Hill, Derwent Edge, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill and this one was the last one on the list.
Win Hill lies north-west of Bamford in the Derbyshire Peak District of England. At 462 m (1,516 ft), it is almost surrounded by the River Derwent to the east, the River Noe to the south-west and Ladybower Reservoir to the north, but a ridge running north-west links it to Kinder Scout.
On top of Win Hill lies Win Hill Pike, locally known as the Pimple. Win Hill Pike has an Ordnance Survey triangulation point or trig point. Sometimes misnamed the Old Witches Knoll, Win Hill Pike is often used for a Duke of Edinburgh Award station.
Most people ascend Win Hill from Yorkshire Bridge which is a steep climb of 300 metres (980 ft) in 1.2 km (3/4 mi) by Parkin Clough. We took the gentler route from Hope train station via the village of Aston. Onto the Win Hill and coming back we crossed the Thornhill trail but was to the right of Thornhill itself.
Love this mosaic sign!
There are very rewarding views approaching the top of the hill. So beautiful.
It’s been a while since we have seen such an amazing blue sky.
I couldn’t resist a shot of the gate..
When we reached the summit, the Pimple, it was so windy up there that I could barely hold my camera. The 360° views are simply stunning. Check my video I took at the end of the post. It was a bit too sunny and hazy for a video but you will get an idea.
Here is a proof that I made it to the top. 🙂
What a spectacular views overlooking Ladybower Reservoir with Ashopton Viaduct and Derwent Valley. Would yo agree?
To sum it up, this route has everything from walking through the fields, climbing a hill, spectacular views and going through the woods. Just how I like it. Perfect.
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