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Ladybower & Derwent Edge - Guided Walk

  • Location Derbyshire
  • Price from £38.00
  • Historical
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure

Highlights

This great guided walk starts from Fairholmes car park at the top end of Ladybower Reservoir near Bamford, Derbyshire. Before we head to the hills we will take time to visit the famous Derwent Reservoir dam where the “Dambusters” of the Royal Air Force 617 Squadron practiced 75 years ago this spring.
From the dam we head along the shore of Derwent Reservoir before the 300m/1500ft climb up onto the glorious Derwent Edge. The climb up is mostly gradual and on a clear day provides great views of the surrounding region.
Once on the ridge we pass the "Lost Lad" cairn and then follow a good paved path through the peat and heather landscape with a good chance for spotting some of the local wildlife. The views continue all the way along the ridge as we pass the various rocky tors and beautifully shaped rocks such as Back Tor, the Cakes of Bread, Dove Stone, and the Salt Cellar to name but a few.
From the end of the ridge we wind our way gradually back down to Ladybower Reservoir and our return to Fairholmes passing the site of the old submerged village of Derwent.
COVID-19 Guidance All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England. We plan to start operating again from 29th March in line with the schedule published by the government. Initially groups of up to 6 or two households will be able to exercise in the outdoors. We expect the most popular areas will be very busy during the first two weeks (Easter Holidays) so our activities will initially be selected to cover the quieter locations that provide those great wide open experiences and we will only be taking new bookings for private individuals/groups for these first two weeks. From 12th April we will return to running our full range of activities including open group bookings that individuals can book on in addition to private/bespoke bookings. From 17th May: Larger groups will be able to meet in the outdoors.
Our "Book with Confidence" reschedule/refund guarantee continues to be in place for bookings made up to 14th March (see below). After this date we will still maintain the additional flexibility to reschedule your booking at any time if needed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
If you'd like to discuss options before booking please contact us. Thanks, Paul Smith, myGuidedWalks.

Itinerary

The walk is mostly on good footpaths and includes one ascent of about 300m/1000ft. At any time of year there could to be some muddy sections.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

Not-provided Accommodation

Not required.

    What's included

  • Other Experienced award winning guide and qualified Mountain Leader.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other Hiking Boots essential. A full list or recommended gear is available on www.myGuidedWalks.co.uk website and will also be emailed to you upon booking, or you can contact us in advance for more information.

Cancellations

Custom Policy

Book with confidence COVID guarantee:
In addition to our standard terms we continue to allow you to reschedule your booking at any time for up to 12 months if required as a result of COVID-19. If local or national restrictions prevent you from attending you will also have the option of a full refund (minus booking or payment processing fees).

Standard Cancellation Terms:

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus booking or payment processing fees). 
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund. Alternative dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

Minimum Numbers: Open group walks operate with a minimum number of 2 participants. If you are the only person to book on a walk or course we may contact you to offer you the choice of swapping to an alternative date or activity or to receive a full refund. Navigation Training courses, private guiding and other bespoke activities have no minimum numbers.
For full terms and conditions please visit our website

Location

Derbyshire

Provider

myGuidedWalks

myGuidedWalks

myGuidedWalks is the experience provider for Ladybower & Derwent Edge - Guided Walk