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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, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
Grid ref:SK 19763 90998
Summit feature:edge of rock tor c.4m N of trig point
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 386 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Richard. Great day.Longwojo28/07/2020
Ascended from Fairholmes Car Park via Lost Lad. Saw the Bearded Vulture over Featherbed Moss to the N. Descended via Doverstone Tor, White Tor, Grindle Tor and old Derwent Village.JK26/07/2020
With E. Rain at start of walk soon cleared to give overcast and warm day with excellent visibility. From roadside parking on A57 via Ashopton > Whinstone Lee Tor > Wheel Stones > Derwent Edge > Lost Lad > Bamford House > Walkers Clough and track alongside Upper Derwent Reservoir and Ladybower Reservoir. 15.75km. Great walk.Beeliner22/07/2020
Solitary circular walk from just below Mam Tor (parked on road down into valley... not to be advised but all car parks in about 100 miles were full on a Friday afternoon... furlough is an interesting concept, I guess). Almost made it to Win Hill but lost my nerve and cut the corner. What more need be said about the Great Ridge?hjb6817/07/2020
Circular round derwent with the motherLauralj8408/07/2020
Overcast, hazy, windy, from east with Miranda. Little leap of faith on summit rocks. Nice regenerating natural woodland lower down.Wycombe Wanderer24/05/2020
Ladybower Reservoir and Derwent Edge. 16.52km. 616m ascent. Good weather.ianwkitson06/03/2020
From Cutthroat Bridge to Derwent Edge. Walked the Edge to Back Tor. Then across the Moor to Strines Inn. Road for 2 miles then across the Moor back to the bridgeWayne Mac11/01/2020
had to cling to the trig in the windTeasyChris08/10/2019
Derwent Edge incl Back Tor 7.5 mile circularJACKD1303/09/2019
Via Lost LadChris Ellis29/06/2019
Back Tor > Strines Moor from GR: SK 22087 90903Hippster16/06/2019
Back Tor > Strines Moor from GR: SK 22087 90903ronaldo33316/06/2019
Along Bridleway from near Strines Inn KeithByTheC09/06/2019
With 12 others on a TGO Challengers' reunion weekendPhreerunner09/03/2019
with rogermy-list02/03/2019
A summer day in February! Ladybower Dam to High Bradfield - great walk.raymondwilkes24/02/2019
End of the 9 Edge ChallengeNottsOutdoorLad17/02/2019
Walked up from Strines Inn, then back over heather covered land from Dovestone TorJack Richards17/02/2019
with Stu, up from Strines Res. road.IanHHill22/10/2018
Circular route from Ladybower Reservoir onto Derwent Edge.liljonb12/10/2018
Nice sunny day, went up to derwent edge along until Back Tor, then back over John Howden Field. Great to be out with the lads again (Chris and Jonny). 3hrs: 12.25km; 420mByronHaywood29/09/2018
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
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
via Derwent Edge from Ladybowerdavestillravin21/05/2017
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