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Back Tor & the Wheel Stones from Fairholme
Introduction to Walk 1219

Photo from the walk - Back Tor & the Wheel Stones from Fairholme

Nat Park - Peak District - Derwent Edge Sheffield

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.3 miles / 16.7 km

Ascent - 1200 feet / 364 metres

Time - 4 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Peak District walk starts from Fairholme and follows the Derwent Edge from Lost Lad past Back Tor and Dovestone Tor to the Wheel Stones. Offering superb views across parts of Derbyshire including the Ladybower and Derwent Reservoirs. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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