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Name:Back Tor
Hill number:3637
Height:538m / 1765ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU), Sheffield (CoU)
Catchment:Don (Thorne), Trent
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SK 19764 90999
Summit feature:edge of rock tor c.4m N of trig point
Drop:67m
Col:471m  SK208931  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1E
Observations:edge of rock tor is obviously higher than base of trig point
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 333 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
with Stu, up from Strines Res. road.IanHHill22/10/2018
Circular route from Ladybower Reservoir onto Derwent Edge.liljonb12/10/2018
On a walk with mum from Cutthroat Bridge to Strines Reservoir, over to Back Tor and back along Derwent EdgePipesy12/09/2018
With Jo, circular walk from Fairholmes. Outwards via Abbey Brook and Lost Lad, returning via Derwent Edge and Wellhead. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob09/07/2018
From Strines Bridge up Foulstone Road. Good BW to top.PeterD17/06/2018
From Mortimer Road, with Lost Lad. Lots of grouse but few people.RedAndy5418/02/2018
KeithByTheC16/12/2017
Ladybower, Back Tor, Howden Edge, Upper Hey. Straightforward ascent of Back Tor on good paths and tracks.ijpowell29/09/2017
Derwent Edge walk with Lindsay, Brian, Tony and Alan.Crib Goch30/08/2017
Got up early as a brilliant day and walked with dog up Back Tor and on to High stones, Margery Hill and Outer Edge. Then back along the reservoirs.John Eley13/08/2017
Parked at Fairholme. Crossed under the reservoir wall to track running up E side of Ladybower. Walked up to SK17102 92172. Just short of Howden Reservoir. Good track on R. Followed this (steep)to Nether Hey. Gradually flattening out as got higher. Continued on track to Row Top (steep at first) then on to High Stones. Reversed path to SK18857 93821. Turned right and followed a track onto Featherbed Moss. Followed track, vague in places to shooting butts, then turned SEish. No real path. Continued to good path running down from Back Tor (Cartledge Edge). Turned R and followed the path (lots of mill floor stones) to Back Tor. At meeting of three good paths turned left to Lost Lad. Continued on path, starting to drop down now over Green Stitches to Hancock Wood. Down to track. Turned L and back to Fairholme. Good walk . Ground reasonably dry considering the amount of rain in last two or three weeks. Rained most of the day.MikeM28/07/2017
As part of a long 23 mile walk around the Derwent Valley skylinehillexplorer28/04/2017
Circular walk from free car park just to south of Fairholmes visitor centre.David Gradwell23/04/2017
Walk with The Mountain Coach starting from Fairholmes.Tracey17322/04/2017
Short day with TP. Ascent from Ladybower Reservoir.AGWilliamson08/04/2017
From Derwent EdgeMrChris198031/03/2017
Back Torkeithouk19/03/2017
Ten-mile circular with Dave and Sara. Fairholmes, Howden dam, Lost Lad, Back Tor, Derwent Edge, A57 bridge. Low cloud, no views. Met Helen and her walking group near the dam.Skip19/02/2017
Good track/path from Strines Bridge. Interesting top on otherwise wide open grouse moors. Thick early morning fog.Campbell Singer01/02/2017
As part of a walk around Upper Derwent Valleyhillexplorer20/10/2016
An early start for day out in The Peak District wandering the Derwent Fells with Charlie then the pudding shop at Bakewell :-)mickdavidson17/09/2016
From fairholmes up and round from Derwent and back down Abbey bank. Hiked with baby carrier with relative ease.MarkGD29/08/2016
From bridge on A57 by row on west side then down Hagg Side to Fairholmes. Followed by walk along reservoir and then up Howden Dean to Lost Lad and Back Tor. Then along Derwent Edge and down to pub.SS14/08/2016
From minor road to east. Parked on verge opposite start of bridleway at 221908 - Up bridleway to high point & boundary stone - N. along paved path to summit tor & trig point. (S)gerrybowes28/06/2016
Dewey reached while walking Compo's way a 36 mile challenge walk from Sheffield to Holmfirth.WAYNE ROWLETT25/06/2016
Easy walk up from minor road to the east. 3.6 miles in 1 hour 15 minsAlan Caine17/06/2016
From Cutthroat Bridge and along Derwent Edge, with Alfie.Dangerous Dave09/06/2016
Solo. Along edge from A57 on to Bridge-End Pastures.Aimless Rambler16/05/2016
From the visitor centre close to the Derwent Dam. East side of Derwent reservoir ascended through Hancock wood on good path to Lost Lad and trig point balancing on highest tor. 2 and a half hour and 6 and a quarter miles.bolton04/05/2016
Round of local Deweys PM/into dusk - with patchy snow still on the topswychwood14/03/2016
Parked below the Derwent Dam - Hollin Clough - Lost Lad - Back Torr (& Trig) - Cartledge Stones Ridge - Howden Featherbed Moss - Howden Edge High Stones - Margery Hill (& Trig) - Cut Gate End - Cranberry Clough - Cold Side - Howden & Derwent Reservoirs both with their white water cascades flowing (glorious in the failing light)and in the company of birds.briandavies13/03/2016
Walked from Strines Bridge to Back Tor in the snowDelta6816/01/2016
From Ladybower reservoir up past Wheel Stones and Dovestone Tor to Back Tor. Return by Green Sitches and along reservoir track. Good path all the way if a bit icy up top.SS01/01/2016
Part of a circular starting at the top of Ladybower and taking in Back Tor, Howden Edge and Margrey Hill.BobHancock20/09/2015
First walk since recovering from glandular fever, seemed a good health test ;) Up and back using the Foulstone Moor path in about 70mins, including a lot of messing about with photos at the top!the_adam25/05/2015
3/6 Did as part of circuit on east side of reservoir, interesting torsFergalh02/05/2015
Circuit above Ladybower reservoirAJones11/04/2015
As part of Derwent watershed walk.Wheelsy29/03/2015
Parked by the Derwent Dam (free) at SK 17111 89766 - road closed to traffic on Sundays. Took RoW down below dam, then up other side to join the track running along the eastern side of the reservoir. Followed this to Abbey Brook, then took path up steeply onto Howden Moor, left at stile and up onto Lost Lad. Then onwards to very fine summit tor - a few easy scrambling moves needed to gain the trig on the summit. Descended south on flagstone ridge path, then eroded path north-west, eventually descending steeply back to reservoir track. Solo Nordic hill walk.marktrengove17/03/2015
Along Derwent Edge from Ashopton. Returned to Ladybower via Lost Lad.alistairpooler05/03/2015
Verge side parking for a small number of cars at the start of the Foulstone Bridleway (954ft). Then a very easy, gentle walk to the summit. 90 minutes return.moorsman18/02/2015
With Clare, from Cutthroat bridge. Clear but clouding over.alwaysinshorts31/12/2014
Parking by the reservoir (mind the ducks) then along side path then up on to moors, great walk with amazing views. some big rain too :) Pillar good condition and mounted on top of rock can be seen for miles aroundgriefmiester11/08/2014
Up from Strines Road on straightforward circuit.Very white trig. Nice scramble to top.With Oscar.catman30/07/2014
With Catman.oscarrosie30/07/2014
First hill achieved on the Classic Derwent edge circular from Fairholmes with Sheeba. A gorgeous day of hazy sunshine although quite windy on the plateaux. Strange to see a Trig point on the actual Rocky tor itself. Carried on to the bridge and back up the other side visiting Crook hill and Bridge end pasture before dropping down back to Fairholmes. A great day of beautiful views. We had sandwiches sheltering from the wind behind the aptly named 'Cakes of Bread'.Dazingdale13/04/2014
Ascent wth Andrew from Fairholmespwhitaker_196628/12/2013
Previous ascents.ngthack22/12/2013
Ascent via Derwent Edge from Fairholmes. Fabulous views in snow.The Playful Pig20/12/2013
Climbed on second day of Silver NNAS course.Wheelsy21/07/2013