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Back Tor

A wet, grey day with little chances of any views, so I chose an old favourite above the Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs. Rained for two hours and very chilly in the wind on the top, but not as bad as expected. This is a great walk if its been raining badly, as the paths are excellent, even on the tops, with paving in places and lots of gritstone, rather than sloppy peat. The left foot still felt delicate at the end of the walk, just like last week and I slowed towards the end to try and alleviate any problems.

Walk Details

Date: 2013-05-18

Start: Cutthroat Bridge    Finish: Cutthroat Bridge

Distance: 11.8 mls, 18.99 km

Height Gain: 1900 ft, 579.1 m

Start Time: 07:35    End Time: 11:20

Duration: 03:45

Ave Speed: 3.2 mph

Region: Peak District

Route Description: Cutthroat Bridge, Whinstone Lee Tor, Wheel Stones, Salt Cellar, Dovestone Tor, Back Tor, Lost Lad, Greystones Moss, Derwent Res, Ladybower Res, Ashopton, Cutthroat Bridge

Parking Grid Ref: SK 21368 87380

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

3637 - Back Tor (1765 ft)

19876 - Lost Lad (1703 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP0949 - Back Tor (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Above Bishopdale

Date: 2013-05-11
Distance: 13.6 mls, 21.89 km
Height Gain: 1700 ft, 518.2 m

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Walk Name: Hooksey & The Calf

Date: 2013-05-25
Distance: 12.4 mls, 19.96 km
Height Gain: 3500 ft, 1066.8 m