Wednesday 9 April 2014

Win Hill at Dusk

Tuesday 8th April 2014

An evening walk up the steep side of Win Hill 

Distance: 5.5km; Ascent: 320m; Dry with a cool breeze; Solo

After last Tuesday's pleasant evening walk up Shining Tor, I decided to head out for another walk this Tuesday evening and settled on Win Hill from Yorkshire Bridge.  I set off walking from the main round shortly before half-past seven and headed downhill to Yorkshire Bridge to begin the ascent up footpath number 408.

Footpath sign at the bottom of Parkin Clough
The climb up through the woods was steep and muddy, but around 30 minutes later I was rewarded with good views from the trigpoint on the summit of Win Hill (HuMP).  There were already three other people on the summit when I arrived, who appeared to have been photographing the sunset (which I unfortuantely was around ten minutes to late to see!).

Ladybower Reservoir from Win Hill
Win Hill at dusk
Win Hill trigpoint at dusk
After a short break on the summit to admire the extensive views in the last light of the day I headed a short distance west along the ridge to pick up a narrow path through the heather, heading NE to the edge of the forest.  By the light of my headtorch I descended muddy paths and tracks through the woods to reach the track along the shore of Ladybower Reservoir, whose dam I then crossed to return to my car shortly after 9pm after another nice evening hill-walk :-)

Footpath sign north of Win Hill


  1. Looks like a very pleasant little jaunt - just sorry I couldn't join you.

    1. I'll probably be heading out for an evening hill walk in the Peak next week and the week after. You're welcome to join me if you like.