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Win Hill

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The Peak District has plenty of extraordinary hills and summits and you’ll find one of them, Win Hill, in its gritstone, heather-strewn heart. A fantastic place to explore whether you’re on a full day’s adventure or a short walk, this marvellous hill towers above the Hope Valley, to the south and the Ladybower Reservoir, to the north. 

The crag on top of the hill is known as Win Hill Pike, or the Pimple. This rocky summit makes the hill even more distinctive, and is great fun to walk along as the rest of the terrain falls away beneath you. From the summit, you can find a path leading north west to the mighty plateau of Kinder Scout. 

An enormously satisfying summit in the Dark Peak

You can hike to Win Hill from plenty of places, as it’s held in a web of footpaths that criss-cross the national park. The most straightforward way to reach the summit is from the village of Hope to the south west where you’ll find parking, facilities and food outlets. An alternative option is from the village of Bamford or the car park to the east of the dam at Ladybower Reservoir. 

The summit sits at 1,516 feet (462 m) and offers fantastic views across the Dark Park region. The reservoir is clearly visible below to the north, as is the glorious Hope Valley to the south. Lose Hill, Edale Moor and Kinder Scout rise in the western view. The vistas change with the hours, days, weeks and seasons, so you rarely witness quite the same scene twice. Low mist, clouds, brilliant sunshine, purple heather and white snow all take their turns here. 

Win Hill offers no technical challenges but take great care at the summit, as it has steep drops and the conditions can change very quickly. An ascent in winter conditions should be left to experienced winter hikers.


Location: Aston, High Peak, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Best Hikes to Win Hill
  • Win Hill is north west of Bamford in the Peak District. Its summit is 1,516 feet (462 m) above sea level and it is bounded by the River Derwent to the east, the River Noe to the south west and Ladybower Reservoir to the north. It boasts a ridge that runs north west and links it to Kinder Scout. The views here are spectacular.

    • September 6, 2020

  • A steep climb rewarded with a fantastic view

    • September 1, 2020

  • Can get very windy at the top but worth the effort

    • September 26, 2020

  • 462m / 1516ft

    • May 27, 2018

  • You can see the whole hike from here on a clear day

    • June 22, 2019

  • well used path that is easy to follow..(even in heavy snow)

    • March 13, 2020

  • Extremely steep, technical climb - best spot to refill water

    • July 2, 2020

  • One of my favourite spots to go to usually walk up from Yorkshire Bridge (very steep, can be slippy).

    • October 14, 2020

  • A wonderful hill in the Peak District which has wonderful views, I particularly like the view down to Ladybower Reservoir from here

    • November 1, 2020

  • On the way down the sharp left turn is missing, maybe overgrown. Looks like fir trees have been planted, so stayed on the path and walked higher beings you to the same place.

    • August 2, 2021

  • The views from Win Hill summit are extensive. You are treated to a wonderful view over Laybower reservoir and Derwent Edge.

    • September 6, 2020

  • The summit is 462 m above sea level and it is bounded by the River Derwent to the east, the River Noe to the south west and Ladybower Reservoir to the north, with a ridge running north west linking it to Kinder Scout.

    • December 12, 2020

  • Superb panoramic views from up here, but be prepared for some WIND.

    • February 27, 2022

  • Amazing vies on Ladu Bower and on a few other Peak District spots, eg. Mam Tor.

    • May 16, 2022

  • Be careful of cattle with the occasional bull in fields. Be prepared to modify your route especially if you have a dog

    • June 21, 2022

  • The best way to climb Win Hill is via Parkin Clough, which is very steep. The views from the summit of Win Hill are worthwhile though, and it's a fabulous place to watch a sunrise. We were the only people there for a cloud inversion as well!

    • December 1, 2022

  • On a clear day this has to be one of the best views of The Peak District, a 360° vista of a great chunk of The Peak District National Park. Just awesome.

    • December 26, 2022

  • Beautiful sunset spot. Can be a bit blustery in winter but always great views.

    • January 29, 2023

  • This is a great place to watch a sunrise - Parkin Clough is the quickest and steepest way up!

    • February 5, 2023

  • Win Hill is a popular hiking destination located in the Peak District, England. With stunning views of Ladybower Reservoir and the surrounding landscape, it offers a challenging but rewarding trek for outdoor enthusiasts. alaskasworld.kim

    • March 16, 2023

  • Winhill Pike walk from Bamford to Rowley Farm campsite. A doe practice day supervising from afar. Gorgeous day out!

    • April 3, 2023

  • Stunning views down onto Ladybower Reservoir

    • June 15, 2023

  • Great view - beware of the horse flies that seem to be everywhere on top.

    • August 24, 2023

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Location: Aston, High Peak, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation1,450 ft

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