Enjoying the Peak District One Hill At A Time

Points of Interest

Derwent Hall Lost and Found

Derwent Hall Lost and Found

Derwent Hall is one of the many lost country houses that now only exist in photographs and history books, well almost. Let me explain. When Ladybower Reservoir was filled in the 1940s the villages of Ashop and Derwent disappeared beneath the rising water. The old […]

The Great Ridge

The Great Ridge

The Great Ridge runs from Mam Tor to Lose Hill and separates Castleton from Edale. It’s only about 3 kilometres  long but its changes in height and exposed position make it a good medium difficulty walk, especially in challenging weather, and on the Great Ridge […]

Over Exposed Crash Site On Bleaklow

Over Exposed Crash Site On Bleaklow

One of the most evocative locations in the Peak District is the site of the crash of the Boeing RB-29 Superfortress “Over Exposed”. The wreckage covers a wide area and is a well known feature for hikers on the Pennine Way in the Peaks, though […]

Cutthroat Bridge

Cutthroat Bridge

The lurid name of Cutthroat Bridge on the A57 out of Sheffield is justly deserved. Around 400 years ago a man was discovered in Highshaw Clough (locally pronounced Eashaw Clough) with his throat cut. A local man, Robert Ridge along with two others took the […]

Boot’s Folly

Boot’s Folly

If you walk around Strines, particularly the Strines Reservoir it is impossible not to notice the tower on the hill to the south of the reservoir. It’s a fascinating structure, both for what is known about it and the stories associated with the reasons for […]