Starting close to Bamford Village and Railway Station, the route follows road, track and field paths onto Bamford Edge’s rocky escarpment. There are impressive views in all directions – this is a wonderful spot to view Ladybower Reservoir and the Peak District’s highest hills and edges. The walk then descends and crosses over Cut Throat Bridge before climbing onto the Southern part of Derwent Edge.
We descend to the valley bottom crossing the dam at Ladybower Reservoir, famous for the Dambuster’s practise flights testing the ‘bouncing bomb’ during the Second World War. A very steep climb brings us to the summit of Win Hill, a stand-alone peak and great vantage point to view the Hope Valley, Kinder Scout and Mam Tor’s Great Ridge. A long moorland descent brings us back to Bamford.
Want to make a weekend of it? You can also book our Alport Castles and Kinder Fitness Walk on Saturday 24 February 2024 here >
Meeting and Parking
We meet in Mytham Bridge Road, Bamford, S33 0EA.
- You turn off the A6187 towards Bamford Village.
- Then turn almost immediately left at the end of the bus stop layby onto Mytham Bridge Road.
- Mytham Bridge Road is a short cul-de-sac with free roadside car parking.
Please see a Google Map showing the location of Mytham Bridge Road and Bamford Railway Station here.
Coming by Bus or Train
We’re keen to support public transport use and reduce emissions. Bamford Station is opposite Mytham Bridge Road and less than five minutes’ walk. Or, if you’re arriving reasonably nearby we’ll give you a free lift.
Our Meeting Point: There is a fuel station with food and drinks on the A6187, five minutes walk from our meeting place. The nearest public toilets are on the main street in Hathersage, opposite the garage and less than five minutes drive from our meeting point.
Bamford: Bamford is a small, pretty village with pub, cafe, accommodation but limited facilities.
Hathersage: Hathersage (five minutes by car) has toilets, a garage, shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, B & B’s and a Youth Hostel.
The villages of Hope and Castleton are also nearby.
See a map of the local area here.
This is a Harder Walk. Here is our walk difficulty guide >
We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >
Click here to see a Google map of accommodation near this walks start.
We have also created a page of Peak District accommodation we recommend here >
Respect, Protect and Enjoy!
We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Following The Countryside Code really helps…
- Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
- Be nice, say hello, share the space
- Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
- Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
- Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
- Always keep dogs under control and in sight
- Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
- Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
- Check your route and local conditions
- Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
- Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
- Sustainability – our actions and fund raising to support the local environment, communities and economy.
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