PEAK DISTRICT - ALPORT CASTLES 12th SEPTEMBER 2009
Peak District - Alport Castles & Woodlands Valley from Ladybower Reservoir
The Peak District Dark Peak Area - OL1
Roadside Parking (SK 17920, 88534), Open Hagg, Bellhag Tor, Rowlee Pasture, Alport Castle, Alport farm, Alport Bridge, Haggwater Bridge, Woodcock Coppice, Open Hagg, Car Park
Sunny all day
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Image produced from the Ordnance Survey
service. Image reproduced with kind permission
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
Ladybower Reservoir on a warm sunny day in September.
Derwent Dam from the bridleway leading up to Open Hagg.
At the top of the climb many options were available, today's walk we headed towards
Alport Bridge before turning off to Alport Castles.
The eastern end of Kinder Scout from Open Hagg.
Traversing behind Hagg Side. The valley leading to Alport Castles beyond the trees in the middle of the picture.
Hazy views today up the Woodlands Valley and the Snake Road.
Alport Castles and the main feature is 'The Tower' a large free standing pinnacle of rock.
Alport Castles ridge from the path to Alport Farm.
Alport Farm tucked in the valley bottom.
Plenty of berries on this Rowan tree.
A panorama of the Alport Castles ridge (click on the image for a larger version)..
Crossing the footbridge over the River Alport.
River Ashop runs beside the Snake Road and proved to be a great picnic stop in the warm September sun.
Just below Upper Ashop looking back to Alport Dale.
A similar view over the Snake Road towards Alport Dale.
Rowlee Bridge, not crossed today as we followed the man made (flood relief) route of the River Ashop.
Thanks for visiting.