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Pike Low

A walk from Fairholmes up and around Pike Low.

We parked at the car park at Fairholmes, at the Derwent Dam, before following the access road round below the dam wall and then south east abve the eastern shore of Ladybower Reservoir.
Just before we go to the viewing area overlooking the site of Derwent village (demolished for the reservoir) we turned left and followed the path uphill past some old ruined farm buildings and then up towards the farm at Lanehead, overlooking Dovestone Clough on our right.
Passing by the farm we picked up the vehicle track that took up over the top of Brierly Side and across the eastern shoulder of Pike Low with great views into Far Deep Clough far below.
We continued on the track along the hill top until we got level to Millbrook Plantation on our right, and then cut left to follow the path across the hill side towards the ruin of Bamford House.
Not getting quite up to the house, we dropped down to the Derwent Reservoir shore through Walker's Clough and Hancock Wood.
Once on the shore side track, we followed it south and back to the car park.

Date Walked: 18Oct12
Distance: 4.6 miles
Time: 2h7m
Ascent: 843'
Descent: 1322

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