Lost Lad facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLost Lad
|Elevation||518 m (1,699 ft)|
|Prominence||ca. 10 m|
|Parent peak||Back Tor (Derwent Edge)|
|Parent range||Peak District|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 110; OL1W|
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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