Ladybower & Bridge End Pasture

The Peak District National Park was created in 1951, the first national park in the UK. Walking in the Peak District can be quite varied, with the more gentle limestone dales of the White Peak and the higher, gritstone moors of the Dark Peak, meaning there’s something for everyone.

Ladybower & Bridge End Pasture

Bridge End Pasture, and its neighbouring twin peaks of Crook Hill, provide exceptional views over the Upper Derwent Valley and the moorlands of the Dark Peak. The walking however is relatively easy, and you are well rewarded for the short ascent from Ladybower Reservoir. Navigation isn’t too difficult either.

The Upper Derwent Reservoirs are one of the finest parts of the Peak District – 3 reservoirs surrounded by open moorland and yet all only a fifteen minute drive from Sheffield. This walk takes you along the western side of Ladybower Reservoir, then up onto Bridge End Pasture with its 360° views of the Dark Peak.

The walking is not difficult, just a steady ascent up grassy fields from the reservoir. The descent is along a stony track but it shouldn’t provide difficulty.

Walk Details

Distance – 6.3km or 3.9 miles

Ascent – 215 metres or 700 feet.

Terrain – Good paths, sometimes a little rocky and muddy. One steady and grassy ascent, nothing too tricky.

Getting There

The walk is accessed off the A57. Coming from the east, cross the bridge and turn right onto the reservoir access road. The parking is on your right – it’s free. There is also parking at point 10. If this is all full then head back to the A57.

The walk is also accessible by bus from Sheffield, Bakewell and villages in between. Click here for more information on bus routes and times.

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