A sense of the wildness of the Dark Peak can be experienced on this walk, even though you are in sight of the Derwent Valley for practically the whole time. Some tough walking across open moorland is rewarded with spectacular views across the valleys of the Dark Peak.
The beautiful marker post by the tiny reservoir in Howden Clough. The initials stand for Derwent Valley Water Board who built both Howden and Derwent reservoirs to feed the growing populations in the cities surrounding the Peak District.
Margery Hill, just short of the highest point in South Yorkshire is the site of a Bronze Age burial cairn. A scheduled ancient monument. From here there are fine views over to the eastern coast and north up into Yorkshire.
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