Mam Tor - Peak District Walk

Monday 16th August 2010

After an enforced few weeks away from the hills I was lucky enough to time my first walk for a day when the sun came out. As a writing deadline was looming this shorter version of a favourite route was the ideal choice for combining work with a gentle walk to confirm my lack of fitness.

Start: Castleton car park (SK 1491 8299)

Route: Castleton car park - Cave Dale - Windy Knoll - Mam Tor (TP) - Hollins Cross - Castleton car park

Distance: 5.75 miles     Ascent: 376 metres      Time Taken: 3 hours 15 mins

Terrain: Good paths.

Weather: Hot with a welcome breeze on the Great Ridge.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Cave Dale

Heading into Cave Dale.

Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle above Cave Dale.

Peveril Castle & Lose Hill

Lose Hill provides a splendid background to Peveril Castle.

Cow Low

I scrambled up one of the banks above Cave Dale for this view across Cow Low to Win Hill.

Lose Hill

Back Tor and Lose Hill from the same spot.

Rushup Edge

Rushup Edge dominates the view as I head along the track passed Rowter Farm.

Mam Tor

Having passed the entrance to the farm Mam Tor comes into view.

Mam Tor

Mam Tor from Windy Knoll.

Grindslow Knoll

Grindslow Knoll from the slopes of Mam Tor.

Winnats Pass

From Mam Tor there is a great view of Winnats Pass.

Rushup Edge

Rushup Edge from Mam Tor's summit.

The Great Ridge

Looking along the Great Ridge with Derwent Edge in the distance.

Hope Valley

My lunchtime spot gave me a great view of Hope Valley and my route back to the car.

Vale of Edale

Kinder at the head of the Vale of Edale.

The Great Ridge

The path along the ridge looks strangely quiet, I think everyone was sat at the summit admiring the view and eating their lunch.

Hope Valley

Gorse bushes line the path from Hollins Cross to Liggate.


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