Lost Lad is a sub-peak of the nearby Back Tor. Standing at 1,699 feet (518 m) high, you are afforded spectacular views here. However, there is a darker side to this spot. According to folklore, a boy from the now-flooded village of Derwent became lost on the moors in heavy snow and died. His body was found the following spring by a shepherd who found the words ‘Lost Lad’ written on a rock. People have claimed to see the ghostly boy and his dog hiking in the spot to this day.
March 25, 2019
Taking the Lost Lad loop from High Peak is definitely the best route of the ones I've taken. I'd argue one of the best in the area full stop. Such a range of scenery, and one that you can take easy or make more difficult if you like. If you are planning a hike to this highlight, my advice is to take the Lost Lad Loop from High Peak route.
March 8, 2018
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