Tag: Upper Derwent Valley

Spring Is Coming at Howden Reservoir

Spring Is Coming at Howden Reservoir

I couldn’t help but notice the greening up of the Derwent Valley yesterday when we took our 16.5km stroll around Derwent and Howden reservoirs. The walk began in bright sunshine at Derwent Dam. Soon the weather turned chilly with weather changing every few minutes from sunshine to snow […]

A Winter Walk around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

A Winter Walk around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

Walking in the upper Derwent Valley around the Derwent and Howden Reservoirs is one of our “stock walks”. if the weather’s a bit iffy and not overly great for photography, or if we just want to get a few miles in on paths that are […]

Ladybower Reservoir on a Calm Winter’s Day

Ladybower Reservoir on a Calm Winter’s Day

As it’s been particularly dull today I wanted to cheer things up and found these images of Ladybower Reservoir from a walk only a couple of days ago. Enjoy.

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Alport Castles is a striking geological feature between the River Alport and Birchinlee Pasture on the eastern side of Alport Dale at OS map reference SK142915 on the OL1 Explorer Series map. Called castles because of their resemblance to a series of man-made defensive structures […]

Walking Around a Misty Ladybower Reservoir

Walking Around a Misty Ladybower Reservoir

Despite the mist and slight drizzle we decided to take a quick walk from the Ladybower Dam up to the first bridge on the River Ashopton today. It was a steady 9 degrees all the way so the 12km walk was too taxing, though I […]

Walking Around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

Walking Around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

Some of the nicest places to walk in the Peak District are the reservoirs. Many are easily circumnavigated by well-maintained paths and for the most part are flat, or flat-ish because they follow the shoreline. They vary in size but some of the biggest are […]