Sunday 20th January



Start Time: 10:00

Start Point: Car Park on Carr Lane

Grid Ref: Dark Peak Map OL 01  ref - 198 839

Nearest Postcode: S33 0AJ

Car Sharing: In front of Town Hall at 9:20

Distance: 6.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

Contact: Dave via our FB group or by emailing enquiries@chesterfieldyoungramblers.co.uk. Please let Dave know if you would like a lift to the start point.


Walk Details: Iconic Walks of the Peak District No:132 -Win Hill and Ladybower

Route: Thornhill Trail - Ladybower - New Barn - Win Hill - Thornhill Carrs - Thornhill - Thornhill Trail.

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard, Underfoot conditions are rated VS on the D.U.C.K.((tm)) sliding scale.

Longer Description: We'll start off walking North along the Thornhill Trail. Diverting off to visit Ladybower Dam before wandering into the woods. There's a couple of steep climbs until we emerge on the moors below Winhill. At the summit we'll stop for a quick (or slow ) lunch admiring the views over Ladybower, Derwent, Hope and Kinder. It's all downhill from here, heading down through Thornhill then heading back along the trail to the cars.

If anyone fancied a cuppa afterwards we can pop into the community run café at the Angler's Rest in Bamford.

Walks Difficulty


Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.

Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

Strenuous - walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.

Please note you should wear suitable footwear and clothing for the time of year. Take waterproofs, food and water and either additional clothing for winter walks / poor weather and sun cream and extra water for summer walks. The walk leader can refuse anyone who they do not feel is able or prepared for the walk.