Linacre Reservoirs 21/04/2012

Distance - 7miles
Ascent – 1027feet
Time 2hrs 20min
Map of the route

A lot of people will not know about these three reservoirs if there not local to the area but they make a great walk, with lots to offer

It’s easy to forget, as you look across Linacre and the valley of Holme Brook today that Chesterfield is only a few miles away. The tranquil combe is sheltered from the west winds by the high Pennine heather moors. The three reservoirs are surrounded by attractive woodland

Beyond the reservoirs the route climbs out through a wooded clough passing the hillside hamlet of Wigley before descending into the next by an ancient track of Bagthorpe Lane. Frith Hall near the valley bottom has a large medieval cruck-farmed barn

The route climbs back out of the valley to Old Brampton. This straggling village is dominated by the broad-spired tower of the 14th century parish Church of St Peter and St Paul. The oak doors came from the chapel of Derwent Hall before it was submerged beneath the Ladybower Reservoir.

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