Car based walk with Katherine Hamlett.
Join us for an autumnal circular walk starting from Fairholmes Visitor Centre in the heart of the beautiful Peak District. From our base by the reservoir we climb steadily up to the stunning rock feature of Alport Castles, taking in some breathtaking scenery across Rowlee Pasture. We then follow the valley contour before ascending once more to capitalise on the fabulous views from Blackley Hey. Woodland and waterways vary the route as our final efforts for the day are rewarded with an eye-catching descent back towards Ladybower Reservoir and the comforts of the cafe...
Meet & Travel arrangements - Car Sharing
For car share walks, we meet at a convenient Manchester location and drive to the walk start using as few cars as possible. This keeps fuel costs and emissions down. Passengers please remember to contribute towards fuel costs at the end of the day.
Itinerary is below - click links for map and further information.
09:00: Meet at Ferguson House, 11 Blackfriars Road, Salford for lift share organising.
09:15: Cars will leave for the walk start (Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Derwent Valley).
10:45: Walk starts at Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Derwent Valley.
If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the Ferguson House, 11 Blackfriars Road, Salford meet point as some people may depend on a lift to get to the walk start. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, especially if you intend to drive there directly.
Waypoints: Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre, Rowlee Pasture, Alport Castles, Alport Farm, Blackley Hey, Haggwater Bridge, Hagg Farm
Please note that Fairholmes Visitor Centre is Pay & Display £4.70 for the day. There are alternative free parking areas on the road to Fairholmes alongside the reservoir.
Toilets and refreshments are available at the visitor centre.
Please ensure you bring layers and hats and gloves as conditions can be windy in sections.
We anticipate our return to the visitor centre for approximately 15:30 - 16:00. Walk leader will not be returning directly to Manchester City Centre.