So I found a route on the map that seemed to fit us three. A route of about 14km, which took off from Fairholmes visitor center.
The route took us along the Upper dervent reservoir to Howden reservoir, a distance of about 5km.
The path went further along a trail up the peak plateau. Once up we continued down to the Hope Valley, on to the Snake Pass and then back towards Fairholmes.
The hike was pretty nice where it began, with forrest and water, went on to areas with alpine character, with ravines and ended with forests.
All in all, with coffee and photo breaks, it took us just over 5 hours.
Managed to shoot for me a new bird species, a peregrine falcon and a redstart. I did not get any good pics of the peregrine but on Redstart, which you can see below.
|New born lamb|
|White Mallard/Vit gräsand|
|Peak plateau, Hope valley|