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Name:The Tower
Hill number:16502
Height:460m / 1509ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Catchment:Trent
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SK 14112 91450
Summit feature:rock outcrop
Drop:35m
Col:425m  SK141913  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1E OL1W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 88 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Left a car by the A57 at Ladybower then drove to SK154927. Good track then path to Alport Castles. Headed NW along edge until easy to descend, then traversed up NW ridge and down SE gully. Back to high ground and over 2 more Tumps on the way to the A57.mae206/03/2020
ad-lib27/01/2020
Chris Ellis10/11/2019
Very tight parking due South on North side of A57 at Alport Bridge SK141895. With Liam.David Evans28/10/2019
ianwatson26/04/2019
Parked to the NE at edge of upper Derwent Reservoir. Then up good track through woods to Alport Castles then descend and around to the north side to follow GAs route on a cool sunny morning. Then back up and along to bag West End Moor trig and Alport Moor.Dugswell211/04/2019
Snowy ascent on crisp winter's day. As we picked our way over the snowy landslide blocks in the small valley, we wondered if we were here on the wrong day- but it was a delightful scramble and with Kahtoola spikes we could stand on top of both towers- the southern one is slightly higher, we thought.Memorable and recommended little hill.Denise 30/01/2019
Most enjoyable in the fine winter conditions.RichardM30/01/2019
3 of 4 on 21 mile epic walk including crook hill, bridge end pasture, the tower and Alport moor with JordanThe-Z-Man10/11/2018
With Sheffield Mountaineering. From Birchin Clough Bridge car park on the A57. A lot of fog on the way back and finished in darkness, but some sun and blue skies earlier. A nice scramble with the group.Lazylizzie04/11/2018
KeithByTheC26/10/2018
ekins1108/10/2018
stevent080918/06/2018
The Tower and Alport Moor, from Derwent Reservoir.BobHancock15/04/2018
Led a walk through the Alport valley and took in a few scrambles on the Tower.simonshrewsbury25/02/2018
mae22/02/2018
from Fairholmes at Ladybowerdavestillravin28/01/2018
From Alport Bridge, via the gully on the west face, probably the easiest route of ascent.RedAndy5427/01/2018
andrew brown08/11/2017
carole engel27/09/2017
Neville Grunwald09/07/2017
Neville Grunwald08/07/2017
Archie18/06/2017
KathW18/06/2017
Very damp and slippy underfoot but great nonetheless. Went up gulley on the North-West face but will return to do alternatives on a dry day!! Fabulous and probably the hardest tick in the Peaks? With Mart.John Eley10/06/2017
Andy West21/05/2017
With Jo, from Fairholmes: through coppice to Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre, then across Rowlee Pasture, returning down Ditch Clough and alongside the reservoirs. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob23/04/2017
Derbyshire's answer to Tryfan. From Alport Bridge to farm and cross river. Impressive rocky ridge. Took the advice of others to approach summit up nw ridge. Relatively easy scramble but rock was wet and greasy requiring care. Penultimate Derbyshire Tump. Would have been a good final hill.Campbell Singer01/02/2017
On a linear walk from Bamford to Glossopalistairpooler04/12/2016
Roxytammy26/11/2016
clique29/10/2016
holtsd09/10/2016
Mountain Bike Ride from Ladybower up to Alport castlesMarkGD04/09/2016
Pleasant evening stroll in drizzly conditions. Very impressive summit but ascent from NW ridge is fairly staightforward.RobertP21/08/2016
stevedixon04/06/2016
More like Arizona than Derbyshire !Mark Sims29/05/2016
1/3 Best climb of second day of 3 day weekend of climbing. Not to be tried in wind and rain though as can be tricky (The Tower/Winter Hill/Winter Hill Boundary)Fergalh01/05/2016
Solo. Best bit of the day. Not the usual well trodden path that i have come to expect with the good stuff. Thickish cloud and voices carrying from the path above made it that bit more eerie.Aimless Rambler18/03/2016
davechick12/12/2015
Parked off A57 by Alport Bridge - room for 3-4 cars if parked carefully - at SK 14132 89558. WARNING - it's tricky to get back onto the main road from this spot as visibility is very restricted. Took RoW by footpath and track up lovely Alport Valley to the farm, then down on RoW over bridge and steeply up on path beside wood. Then diverted north-west on a faint path to barbed wire fence (a few stones make crossing easy). Then steeply up to SSE ridge of the hill. Worked round west side through boulders, then up a steep gully. Then an easy scramble from the north west up grippy rock with good holds to summit tors. Returned the same way to the col. Then worked way carefully round the boulder fields east and north of the hill, and back to join outward route past a pool. With MP and JK on a survey.Man of Kernow111/10/2015
MM17/07/2015
Walked up here from Ladybower while doing a 10 mile walk. Not too warm and clear skies.dave-harris23/05/2015
A classic, done it twice now.Adrian26/04/2015
Beautiful afternoon, so headed for my last point in Darbeyshire. Found faint track up NW ridge, and just managed to hobble / scramble to the top.GordonAdshead14/04/2015
Not completed today, but attempted - it's a bit more awkward than photos make it look ;) Windy conditions and slippery ground from yesterday's rain. Got close to the top, but then what had been a fairly challenging scramble turned into something approaching a vertical climb that I couldn't see an easy way around. No time to try alternative routes, will probably return on a better day!the_adam30/03/2015
PeteF15/02/2015
Craig6717/01/2015
Tammy7217/01/2015
The most beautiful (and tricky) little hill in the Peaks.dromeas07/09/2014
MarkGD08/08/2014