Starting from the Fairholmes visitor centre at Derwent Dam we first follow the wooded path beside the reservoir then the steady limb round Crook Hill onto the ridge passing Hagg side wood.
The a climb to Bellhag Tor for the open moorland of Rowlee Pasture. We arrive firstly at Little Moor then the Alport Castles, the largest landslip in the county forming castle like features.
At Birchen Hat we turn to descend over the moor to the reservoir where we follow the edge passing the remains of Birchenlee, Tin Town, the tin village for the workers on the dams and back to the start.
Leader: Mick Cornfield
Distance: 10 miles