Name:Back Tor
Hill number:3637
Height:538m / 1765ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
SMC/RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire, Sheffield
Topographical area:EP07 Kinder-shining
Catchment:Don (Thorne), Trent, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Ethel, Clem
(Tu,5,Dew,E,Cm)
Grid ref:SK 19763 90998
Summit feature:edge of rock tor c.4m N of trig point
Drop:68m
Col:470m  SK208930  
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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Pleasant circuit from Fairholmes Car Park taking in Lost Lad, Back Tor, Howden Edge (High Stones) and Margery Hilloldbagger2702/07/2024
Circuit from BamfordRanger10118/06/2024
With H: Fairholmes car park - Lost Lad - Back Tor - High Stones - Upper Hey - reservoirs - car. Pretty cold for June!Mark Jackson08/06/2024
Up good tracks from Stinesbridge.cjo14/04/2024
Lodge Moor, Back Tor, Lost Ladkeithouk12/11/2023
Parked in a layby to the east at 22089 90895 and up the road to Penistone Cottage which becomes a track going ever upwards. Then a right turn along a paved path to Back Tor and Lost Lad. Back Tor has nice boulders at the top to scramble about on.clivevilla08/11/2023
With finn from Derwent Resevoir loopWhiteFeather01/10/2023
On a trail run from Heatherdene.Wheelsy27/08/2023
Revisit on way back from Lost Lad to Strines. Trig still on good condition.Aye Jimmy24/07/2023
CW circuit to Back Tor and Derwent Edge from Fairholme (using the free parking just before the visitor centre).milimana19/07/2023
With Smiler Dave. Also stood on high points of Cakes of Bread, Coach and Horses (Wheel Stones) which has quite a difficult move especially in reverse (beta - right foot up and get weight onto it using an undercut with right hand and palm down with left at waist height).Nick Canute07/05/2023
Circular walk from Fairholmes Car Park Lost Lad and Back Tor. Glorious spring day, though windy on the tops.Lazylizzie18/04/2023
Up for Lost Lad my final Ethel summit. Then to Back Tor to make a loop. From SW, Upper Derwent car park, 1h50 round trip keeping inside the £3 parking band :-)RHW04/03/2023
start lay by just up from fairholmes lost lad, back tor, cartledge stones ridge, howden edge high stones, upper hey, trturn to resevoir tracks 19ks 6hrs 30 minsunderhill29/01/2023
Climbed as part of a circluar hike. Starting from Fairholmes Car Park at Ladybower I climbed Upper Hey (446m), Margery Hill (546m), Howden Edge (High Stones) (550m) and Back Tor (538m). A 16mile loop with 2110ft of ascent.dazedemon31/12/2022
Parked on the A57 near the Ladybower Bridge. Followed the AA route. Wet on the top.gbeniston05/10/2022
Fairholmes - Lost Lad - Back Tor - Derwent Edge - FairholmesJHes14/08/2022
https://www.komoot.com/tour/860454215Modestas27/07/2022
Circular walk from Fairholmes CP Lost Lad - Back Tor. With R.Dan Baddeley16/07/2022
Did Back Tor with my cousin part of a 14.2 mile walk doing South Yorkshire's County Top. A bit fun and technical reaching the summit of this mostly boggy hill.DavidHiner29/06/2022
Along Foulstone Road. Got up the Tor with the encouragement of a lady.chrisbien28/06/2022
On a trail run from Cutthroat Bridge.Wheelsy01/06/2022
9.8 mile circular from car park at Fairholmes. Along Ladybower Reservoir climbing up to Wheel stones and along Derwent Edge to Salt Cellar and Back Tor (4th time bagged). Descended via Lost Lad to Derwent Reservoir then back to car park. High cloud and dodging the showers. 494m ascent. A few people about. With Marco.DanTrig30/05/2022
Lovely 13km walk from the south. My second ascent.Mollyb25/02/2022
An enjoyable walk on a glorious day with daddy, Molly and AnnaWilliamr25/02/2022
Solo. Via Broomhead Moor and Dukes Roadalistairpooler22/01/2022
A lovely walk from Fairholme. S along reservoir to start. Then circular route up to Lost Lad, Back Tor and S along edge before breaking back toward Grindle Clough. Beautiful sunny afternoon. With B, B and R.jenx18/01/2022
From parking by Derwent reservoir Fairholmes visitor complex with Jenx and dogs. Lovely bright sunny day, if a nippy wind still. Walked around to Wellhead and old route up onto tops. Over Lost Lad to summit rocks and easy scramble to top. Continued down the edges past more good tors to Moscar path. Ruined by bikers sadly. Down Grindle Clough and pleasant walk out.nordicstar18/01/2022
With CathyS, NicolaB, PaulB, FrankieB & LunaS. Derwent Edge. From car park (SK 17300 89316).masmith08/01/2022
From dirt pull-in just E of Strines Bridge (SK 2209 9089). RoW (Foulstone Road) all the way. Nice place to see the sun set on a clear evening.jonglew22/11/2021
Derwent reservoir Car-Park to Lost Lad then on to Back TorPatrick Molloy22/11/2021
With Peter, parked at Fairholmes. Started walking at 12noon; back at car 4.45. (With stops for refreshment the Garmin gave moving average of 1.95mph.) Route was 9.5 miles with approx 1,730 feet ascent. Followed east shore of Upper Derwent Reservoir northward then up the path above Abbey Brook. Struck off across the heather to Little Howden Moor and on to Lost Lad and Back Tor. Plenty of grouse about. Continued along Derwent Edge past Cakes of Bread, Dove Stone, Salt Cellar, White Tor and Wheel Stones. Descended to High House from paths junction at SK 20311 88017 then along east shore past site of Derwent village and back to Fairholmes.Skip02/11/2021
From the car park at Fairholmes and up Derwent Edge to the summit tor.Sprog19/09/2021
A sudden decision to go for a walk rather than go shopping! 20km Return from reservoir.Mollyb30/08/2021
With Annette, Christine and Geoff. Derwent Edge walk from Ladybower Reservoir picking up Dewey Back Tor. A cloudy start, developing into cloudless blue skies. Great views. 20km with 550m ascent in 6h30m.silveracorn_alan15/07/2021
loop round howden moor from near the fairholmes CP. Back torr, camped by the viewpoint, then on to high stones, margery hill, outer edge, hoar stones and horse stone. tracks all pretty easy to follow. careful in the peet bogs, i got ches deep after margery hill! came direct back from horse stones that was slow going, but shaved a few km off the total 30km 6.5hrsNicky C14/07/2021
Derwent Edge ridge ridge path from the redolent Cutthroat Bridge. Over and up the various en route torrs to Back Tor. Great pavement path for last km or so.summitter30/06/2021
Along Bridleway from near Strines Inn. Took good track back from Cartledge Bents. There is a 'Private' sign at edge of Bole Edge Plantation 400m from road near Strines Bridge. 'Get off my land' couple came to meet us from Holling Dale. Don't go this way. KeithByTheC12/06/2021
Circular hike from NT car park - Mam Tor- Hollins Cross (with a round memorial to Tom Hyett) - Barker Bank - Back Tor - Lose Hill (toposcope at the top) - Lose Hill Farm - Spring House Farm - Hollowford Road - Castleton - Peveril Castle Remains - Cave Dale - Limestone Way - Windy Knoll - car park. Parking: National Trust car park at the foot of Mam Tormanilena05/06/2021
From Fairholmes for a round of Back Tor, Howden Edge, Mergery Hill, Outer Edge, Hoar Stones and Horse Stone Naze.rhalstead22/05/2021
Cold claggy day with no views but happened to meet up with a few others. Trig and old cut mark on gritstone boulders at summit. Lunch spot before descent to Cutthroat Bridge layby.Denise 28/12/2020
Walked up from the reservoir, fairly cold and icy summit on a cloudy day.Joel45128/12/2020
Walk from Fairholmes car park. Visability <100m at the summit so no views today.Kifcog03/10/2020
A 14km circular from the visitor centrebardolph24/08/2020
From Fairholmes with Wendi. Along road past Derwent village and up to edge at pt 454 S. of Wheel stones. Followed ridge to summit. Bottled out of climbing the mushroom stone but trig easy enough. Out over lost lad to Walkers Clough. No vulture spotted but did encounter Mr Billy Duffy from The Cult out on his Indian Motorcycle with friends back at carpark . Made my day.stig_nest29/07/2020
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 Dovestone 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
An evening walk with Kris, Susan and Nell to search for the Bearded Vulture. It turns out that that low cloud and strong winds and rain prevented any sightings. Walked from Strines out and back.Glenelg15/07/2020