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Derwent Valley Skyline

42 km / 26 miles

A serious excursion around the ridges encompassing the Derwent Valley, which should not be taken lightly, especially in winter. Starting at Ladybower Dam it initially follows the popular Derwent Edges, before tackling the remote and desolate Howden Edge to Bleaklow Stones, before finishing down the Alport Ridge. It is a varied and demanding route, often traversing difficult terrain which necessitates competent navigational skills. As it includes the most arduous sections of the Derwent Watershed, this is an excellent introduction for contenders contemplating an attempt on that route.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish
SK197864 - Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire
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Lazy Daisy's  (bookable online)
4 Km
25 Km
Ladybower Apartments  (bookable online)
1 Km
42 Km
Yorkshire Bridge Inn  (bookable online)
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42 Km

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Route Profile:

36.5 Km (22.7 miles)
821 m (2,694 ft) ascent
623 m (2,044 ft)  maximum height