Saturday, 1 July 2000

Back Tor (Derwent Edge)

Back Tor forms the high point of Derwent Edge
Height: 538m (1,765ft)
Prominence: 66m (217ft)
Region: Peak District
Classifications: Dewey
Summit feature: Trig pillar on grit stone outcrop
Times climbed: 1
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An OS pillar sits atop the rocks
Derwent Edge is a Millstone Grit escarpment that lies above the Upper Derwent Valley in the Peak District National Park in the English county of Derbyshire. North of Back Tor the edge extends into Howden Edge and enters the county of South Yorkshire.

The Edge itself is notable for its unusual gritstone tors and its views of the Derwent Valley and the Dark Peak landscape; these features along with its proximity to Sheffield have made it a popular venue for walkers.

An Ordnance Survey column marks the highest point of the Edge at Back Tor at a height of 538 metres.

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