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Lost Lad
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Lost Lad
Highest point
Elevation 518 m (1,699 ft)
Prominence ca. 10 m
Parent peak Back Tor (Derwent Edge)
Listing none
Location Derbyshire, England
Parent range Peak District
OS grid SK193912
Topo map OS Landranger 110; OL1W

Lost Lad is a hill, 518 metres (1,699 ft) high on the Derwent Edge in the Peak District in the county of Derbyshire in England. It is a subpeak of Back Tor (538 metres [1,765 ft]).


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The top of Lost Lad

Lost Lad is a bare, conical moorland summit and subpeak of the nearby Back Tor which rises about 600 metres to the southeast. The top of Lost Lad is marked by a cairn and toposcope and there are good views over the surrounding northern Peak District.


Lost Lad is actually the name of the cairn at the top, whose name refers to a legend about a shepherd boy from the lost village of Derwent. According to the legend the boy became lost on the moors in a blizzard and died. His body was found the following spring by a passing shepherd and nearby were the words "Lost Lad" written on a rock.

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