GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Langsett to Ladybower Walk

10 miles (16 km)

This walk takes you from Langsett Reservoir to Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District. The route runs for about 10 miles, crossing the hills of the Howden Moors in between the two bodies of water. There's some moderate hill climbs with wonderful views and lovely heather moorland scenery to enjoy on the way.
The route starts from the car park and visitor centre at Langsett Reservoir and follows footpaths around the water to Hingcliff Common. You then follow a bridleway south along Mickleden Edge towards Howden Edge and Margery Hill. The route then descends through Cranberry Clough to Howden Reservoir where you pick up a lovely footpath to take you to the Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs.
On the way look out for the historic Slippery Stones packhorse bridge at the northern end of Howden Reservoir. The 17th century bridge is a reminder of the former Derwent Village which was 'drowned' in 1944 when theLadybower Reservoirwas created.

Langsett to Ladybower Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Langsett to Ladybower Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


After your exercise head to the Ladybower Inn for refreshments. This traditional stone-built pub dates back to the 18th century when it served as a Coaching Inn. There's also a nice beer garden with views over the reservoir. The pub is located on The Snake Pass, at the eastern end of the lower Ladybower reservoir. Postcode is S33 0AX.
Just to the west of Langsett Reservoir there is another inn of some note. The Dog and Partridge is an ancient Inn with an interesting history that can be traced back to the Elizabethan period.It was originally a farmhouse and alehouse, supplying shelter and refreshment for travelers crossing the hostile moors of the Pennines. First known as Border Hill House, the Inn became known as the Dog and Partridge on receipt of its first license all the way back in 1740. The inn has an attractive interior with traditional oak beams, nostalgic photographsand roaring fires to warm yourself by. They do very good food and also have a fine selections of drinks. You can find the pub just to the east of the route at postcode S36 4HH for your sat navs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


New path on the northern side of Langsett Reservoir - - 596713

New path on the northern side of Langsett Reservoir

Mickleden Edge - - 617792

Mickleden Edge

Howden Edge - - 385111

Howden Edge

Cranberry Clough - - 424364

Cranberry Clough

Slippery Stones Pack Horse Bridge - - 364629

Slippery Stones Pack Horse Bridge

Howden Clough - - 265479

Howden Clough

Howden Dam and Towers - - 379380

Howden Dam and Towers

Ladybower Reservoir - View from Fairholmes Car Park - - 780137

Ladybower Reservoir

GPS Files

GPX File

Langsett to Ladybower Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Langsett to Ladybower Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)