GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Alport Castles

10 miles (16 km)

This walk visits this extraordinary geological feature in the Peak District National Park. Alport Castles is a spectacular formation of rocks formed from numerous landslides over a period of time. The largest of these, resembles a full-scalemotte and baileycastle. It's a fabulous sight and is surrounded by some stunning Peak District scenery. Bird watchers can look out for peregrine falconsnesting on the crags.
This circular walk starts at the parking area at the northern end of Ladybower Reservoir. You then follow a footpath along Derwent Reservoir and Howden Reservoir, passing through woodland with views of the impressive Howden Dam on the way. The walk then climbs away from the reservoir towards Alport Castles. Here you can enjoy wonderful views over the River Alportand Alport Dale. The walk then descends to Hagg Side woodland before returning to Ladybower Reservoir.
To extend your walking in the are you could try the fantastic climbs to Derwent Edge and Stanage Edge.

Alport Castles OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Alport Castles Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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