- Ladybower Route Advice
“Worth noting that the route over the top of the hill from the arrow you have marked on the map directly to the roman road is a FP not a BW”
but in general the landowner encourages walking and cycling in the area and the lower section of the route is a permissive bridleway so I’m sure the landowner is quite happy to grant access that is more than the minimum legal? 🙂Posted 4 years agostealthcatMember
It’s a few weeks since I was last up there, but one side of that bridleway has been widened and turned into a morass for logging, and the other side is a flat bog for what feels like a couple of miles – probably less than half a mile, but still moderately unpleasant.Posted 4 years agohandybendyhendoMember
The path was drying up on Sunday and was rideable just. Seems to have got steeper since the logging.
Dry all this week so far so I would say that it would be a good link up to the RR this weekend.
The BW down is a bit gloopy as are sections of the Hope Brink…..will take a while for these to dry up.
WLT will surely be a good route to avoid if you have trail survival in your DNA……Posted 4 years ago
Planning a route for the weekend and my V-Publishing book and a couple of routes on line show a bridal way from the south shore of Ladybower to the Roman Road. Here ish.
Is it a bridal way and is it rideable, i.e. not a bog?
Also, anyone know what the conditions on Winstone Lee Tor are like at the minute?Posted 4 years agohandybendyhendoMember
Gonna be mud wherever you go…..its just about minimising it.
I would start in Hope…..but if from Fairholmes:
Up to Hagg Farm from car park just up from main FH car park
Down Hagg decent across to that BW you mentioned
Up that BW you mentioned
Down to Roman Road
Up to Hope Cross
Across and then down Potatoe Alley
Up lockerbrook farm climb
If not enough then would be tempted to fly down the roman road into hope then climb back up it.Posted 4 years ago
Come out of fairhomes, turn right, past the dam wall and it’s your first left, I think it’s directly after the cattle grid but it’s too early for me to remember correctly. It’s a big old fire road so it’s pretty obvious.
There is a track between the bottom of the beast and the bottom of potato that cuts out the 57 but last time I was on it there was a tree down and it was a near impassible bog so I’d stay clear.
The dh at the top of the map is gores but it’s also called screaming mile by somePosted 4 years ago
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