The Great Ridge - Peak District Walk

Sunday 3rd August 2008

This was John's choice of walk and as it's one of his favourite routes I shouldn't have been surprised he picked it when I asked him if there was anywhere he wanted to go. As usual the summit of Mam Tor was busy but the rest of the route was fairly quiet considering it was a Sunday during the school holidays.

Start: Castleton car park (SK 1494 8301)

Route: Castleton car park - Lose Hill - Hollins Cross - Mam Tor (TP) - Limestone Way - Cave Dale - Castleton car park

Distance: 8.25 miles     Ascent: 539 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours 30 mins

Terrain: Easy paths

Weather: A few showers to start but brightening up during the walk.

Pub Visited: The Castle, Castleton    Ale Drunk: Black Sheep Bitter

Route Map >>


Mam Tor

Mam Tor from the Castleton to Hope road.


Looking across Castleton to Peveril Castle and Cave Dale from the climb to Lose Hill.

Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle.

Winnats Pass

Winnats Pass.

Mam Tor

Mam Tor and Back Tor from the ascent of Lose Hill.

Win Hill

Win Hill.

Abney & Offerton Moors

Looking back down Lose Hill beyond Hope to Abney and Offerton Moors.

Lose Hill summit

Lose Hill's summit.

Kinder Scout

Kinder Scout from Lose Hill.

Vale of Edale

Some sunshine in the Vale of Edale.

Back Tor

The Great Ridge from Back Tor.

Lose Hill

Looking back to Lose Hill from the start of the climb to Mam Tor.

Mam Tor's summit

Mam Tor's summit trig point.

Winnats Pass

Winnats Pass from Mam Tor.

Lose Hill

Looking back along the Great Ridge from Mam Tor to Lose Hill.

Mam Tor

Mam Tor.

Mam Tor

Looking back to Mam Tor.

Cave Dale

Entering Cave Dale.

Cave Dale

Cave Dale as the sun comes out just as we near the end of the walk.

Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle from Cave Dale.


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