Win Hill and Crook Hill round (11.5 miles/18.5 km)
Another Dark Peak classic tackling the ramparts of Win Hill. This delightful route takes us on a round of two hills that may just tax (a little) your thighs and calves as you ascend their summits. Win Hill, peaking into the sky like a miniature volcano is followed a few miles later with a climb of Crook Hill just on the other side of Ladybower Reservoir. This shortish route is perfect for a winter’s day, short on daylight hours … best pack the torches though … just in case. Two hills and a tad over ten miles. You couldn’t ask for more!
Start / Finish Location – Heatherdene Car Park, A6013, Hope Valley S33 0BY
Distance: 11.5 miles / 18.5 km
Height gain: 2230 ft / 680m
How tough? For a seasoned walker, not tough at all! (Also a perfect fell run).
Local pubs we would recommend: Yorkshire Bridge Inn
For all of you that have ever joined us for one of our hill skills navigation courses on Derwent Edge, you might have spent a moment looking across the landscape ticking off various landmarks. One of them would have been Crook Hill. And for years I observed this odd-named hill from afar and thought “one day I need to walk up that hill”. And so the day came. Linked in with Win Hill it is a wonderful walk that provides great views, few crowds and actually with very little effort! I’d recommend doing it at least twice: clockwise one day, and anti-clockwise the next. Still not sure which is best!
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