United Kingdom Win Hill

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James Grant

About this spot
Win Hill is one of the most recognisable
hills in the Peak District. It stands proud
and separate from most hills with its almost pyramid shaped top which is instantly identified from most angles, even from many miles away. It is located on the shores of Ladybower Reservoir where its slopes rise steeply up towards the summit.

In legend, Win Hill got its name from the Battle of Win Hill and Lose Hill in 626 A.D. Lose Hill is another familiar hill in the Peak District, located next to Win Hill separated by the valley that runs into Edale. Apparently King Cyengils of Wessex with superior forces on Lose Hill tried to storm Win Hill and the Northumbrians occupying it. The Northumbrians won the battle by rolling large boulders down the hill
and hence the names Win Hill and Lose Hill. The battle may just be a myth as there is no written record from the time that dates it.

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