GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lady Clough Woods

2 miles (4 km)

These attractive woodlands are located just off the Snake Pass in the Peak District. There are miles of nice nice walking trails to try. It's a very pretty area with the rushing water of the River Ashop, tranquil ponds and attractive coniferouswoodland.
The walk starts from the car park at Birchen Clough Bridge just off Snake Road. From here you gain direct access to the woodland trails which take you to Lady Clough Moor and Urchin Moor. There are two colour coded waymarked trails on challenging paths with stream crossings and great views of the surrounding moorland. After the walk you can refresh yourself at the Snake Pass Inn just south of the woods.
The walk can be extended by heading west across Ashop Moor to Ashop Clough. Just to the east you will find the Alport Castles Walk.
You could also try our Snake Pass circular walk which explores the area around the pass. It starts from the woods and heads along Black Ashop Moor.
The woods also make a good start point for visiting the crash site of the USAFBoeingRB-29A Superfortress at Higher Shelf Stones. The site is located just to the north of the woods where you can still see much of the wreckage and a memorial to those who lost their lives. See the Peak District Aircraft Wrecks Walk for more details.


S33 0BJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lady Clough Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lady Clough Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Lady Clough Woods - - 22694

Lady Clough Woods. In Lady Clough woods near to the Birchen Clough Bridge layby on the A57 - Snake Pass road.

Lady Clough - - 959286

Lady Clough

Bridge at Lady Clough on the Snake Path - - 959281

Bridge at Lady Clough on the Snake Path

Confluence of Lady Clough and River Ashop - - 393378

Confluence of Lady Clough and River Ashop. The stream running down Lady Clough (left) joins the River Ashop (right) in the valley below the famous Snake Pass Inn.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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