- Peak: Ladybower route advice
Riding from Langsett on saturday – over Cut gate, round reservoirs, Hagg Farm way, Hope Cross, Hope Brink, Aston, then Yorks Bridge, Cut throat, Whinstone Lee, East side reservoirs and back over Cut Gate.
Question is – how cheeky is it to cut the corner before Aston and follow footpaths round north side of Win Hill? Is it likely to be ramblerville?
Oh, and which descent from Lockerbrook to the A57?
TaPosted 8 years ago
was out and about in wharncliffe on friday before the rain and was typically muddy made much worse in some places by lots of use by quads
as to cutting the corner on win hill someone posted a map a couple of weeks back which suggested using the forestry trail that heads off the higher level concessionary bridleway above ladybower passing Wooler Knoll thats about 0.5km of cheekiness not popular with walkers though its a lot of effort to miss out the nice views as you climb up from Aston
sorry can't find link to mapPosted 8 years ago
Use the Wooler knoll track as suggested, it's only 100m from the top to the bridleway and i've never seen a walker on it.
It's a landrover track all the way and the landowners aren't likely to object
i'd push that 100m though so you can act smugly in front of walkers.
it's a cracking climb too.Posted 8 years ago
+1 what MMW says. It was me talking about it before.
MMW – I'll be getting a pint in the ladybower tonight. What's on the pumps?Posted 8 years ago
"Pushing bikes is just as much against the rules as riding them when it comes to foot paths"
In sheffield council area yes, but isn't ladybower in derbyshire, or is it just in south yorkshire? (High Peak/Derbyshire CC's website doesn't exclude pushing bikes, or it didn't when I checked (relatively) recently)Posted 8 years ago
east side of ladybower sheffield, west side the peak
think boundary runs sort of Derwent edge ( hence the amazing change from bridleway to footpath of Foulstone rd) then cuts east near Strines to Moscar (hence change in speed limit on A57 near cutthroat)then up and across top of Stanage
edit thats the Sheffield/S Yorks – Derbyshire border I'm talking about not the edge of the Peak National Park that is further back towards SheffieldPosted 8 years agoportercloughMember
arnt parts of Sheffield in Derbyshire but controlled by sheff council
Err… no. All of Sheffield is in Sheffield 😉
Parts of the Peak District are inside Sheffield council's boundary, is that what you mean?
The border between Derbyshire and Sheffield is right down the middle of Howden reservoir at one point – but all within Peak Park.Posted 8 years ago
Errr, Thanks (I think)
IIRC the Peak District NP has By-laws which make it a prosecutable (criminal?) offence to ride on footpaths. In the Lakes it's just seen as being very naughty (civil disobedience).Posted 8 years ago
I'm probably wrong.
Either way there'll be a Scotsman along shortly lairding it over us with their free and easy access laws.portercloughMember
I was thinking more of kilamarsh sp? I'm sure that's Sheffield council but in Derbyshire while also being part of Sheffield
Killamarsh is North East Derbyshire council, same as Eckington and Dronfield. Nearby, Swallownest and Aston are Rotherham. Some of these areas have Sheffield postcodes or telephone numbers, but that's different 😉Posted 8 years agoiain1775Subscriber
lockerbrook was an absolute mud bath and stream last saturday, the rain all day didnt help, neither has the forestry works near the topPosted 8 years ago
In fact whole of that area was just drenched last week. Cut Gate will prob be even worse, still some small patches of snow around in places too
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