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    Ladybower and Lead Hill Walk

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    6.4 km
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    248 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Ladybower and Lead Hill Walk is a relatively short adventure in the Derwent Valley that will lead you uphill for some nice views overlooking the reservoir. While out on the trail, you will climb up Lead Hill along its steep western slope before circling around the hilltop to descend along the tranquil forests of the Priddock and Ladybower woods. This trail is well-maintained and easy to navigate, making for a pleasant stroll in the beautiful Peak District.

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    Route Description for Ladybower and Lead Hill Walk

    The Ladybower and Lead Hill Walk is a scenic adventure that can be found in the Derwent Valley, a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts of varying degree, from walkers to cyclists and climbers. Setting out from the parking area at the side of the road, follow the road west toward the Ashopton Viaduct before turning north to begin climbing the steep slopes of Lead Hill. From here, you will loop around the hill and enjoy some beautiful views across the water of Ladybower Reservoir and the surrounding Peak District landscape before descending the backside of the hill through the serene woodland terrain of the Priddock and Ladybower woods. After a short walk along the lower slopes of the hill, you will arrive back at the side of the road where you began the walk.

    Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

    Check out our guides to Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, Dovedale, and Padley Gorge. Or see all of our Peak District walks on 10Adventures.

    Getting to the Ladybower and Lead Hill Walk Trailhead

    To reach the car park for the Ladybower and Lead Hill Walk from Bamford, drive north on Main Road/A6013 for 3.2 km and turn left onto the A57. In 0.5 km, you will find roadside parking on the left.

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