Mam Tor - Peak District Walk

Saturday 2nd June 2007

It was surprisingly hot today and we were definitely glad of the breeze that helped to keep us cool as we crossed Rushup Edge and Brown Knoll. After the previous week's rain there was slight element of bog-hopping with the summit of Brown Knoll being particularly boggy, although it has to be said that it was better than usual as we could actually reach the trig point.

Start: Edale car park (SK 1240 8531)

Route: Edale car park - Hollins Cross - Mam Tor (TP) - Rushup Edge - Brown Knoll (TP) - Jacob's Ladder - Upper Booth - Edale car park

Distance: 9.75 miles     Ascent: 565 metres      Time Taken: 4 hrs 45 mins

Weather: Hot and sunny, with a welcome breeze.

Pub Visited: Old Nags Head, Edale    Ale Drunk: Black Sheep Best Bitter

Route Map >>


Rushup Edge

Looking up to Rushup Edge as we start the climb to Hollins Cross.

Lose Hill & Back Tor

Lose Hill (L) and Back Tor (R) from just above Peter Barn.

Grindslow Knoll

Grindslow Knoll across the valley.

Mam Tor ridge

Looking back along the ridge from Mam Tor to Lose Hill.

Mam Tor's trig

Mam Tor's summit with Rushup Edge behind.

Mam Tor

Mam Tor from Rushup Edge.

Vale of Edale

The head of the Vale of Edale and our return route along the valley floor.

Lord's Seat

Looking along Rushup Edge to Lord's Seat.

Rushup Edge to Lose Hill

Rushup Edge and Mam Tor from Lord's Seat.

Brown Knoll

Brown Knoll.

Brown Knoll's trig

Brown Knoll's summit with Kinder Scout behind.

South Head & Mount Famin

South Head and Mount Famine.

Jacob's Ladder (path)

Reaching the bottom of Jacob's Ladder.

Lee House

Lee House.

Mam Tor ridge

A clearer view of Back Tor and Lose Hill now that the haze has lifted.

Nether Tor & Ringing Roger

Nether Tor (L) and Ringing Roger (R) as we approach Edale.


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