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Fox Valley

An extension for the walk around Langsett reservoir to the remains of WW2 target winch housesRuins of North America farm

The remains of a WW2 target training winch house with Langsett Reservoir in the distance

Length 3.0 miles


This walk is an extension of our walk around Langsett Reservoir ((7) on walk M3). Initially sheltered by trees, you progress onto moorland, passing the remains of two World War Two (WW2) target winch houses before returning to the start point.

  • Grade – Mostly well-defined paths. Some rough ground and rocky footing. Steady climbs, plus one steep descent and ascent. Parts can be muddy and slippy in wet weather
  • Start – This extension walk starts at the southern-most point of Langsett Reservoir, on Thickwoods Lane. If you only wish to walk the extension, start at the junction of Back Lane and Low Moor Lane to the west of Upper Midhope (see map and (6) on walk M3)
  • Maps – OL1 Dark Peak, OS Explorer 278/288
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Mobile Phone Coverage - Mobile phone signal coverage is mostly good in this area. Intermittent signals can be received on higher ground.

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