Mam Tor - Peak District Walk

Wednesday 24th July 2013

It was a special occasion so we were spending the night at the Losehill House Hotel, which by a not so strange coincidence happens to be at the start of John's favourite walk.

Start: Losehill House (SK 1642 8503)

Route: Losehill House - Lose Hill - Back Tor - Hollins Cross - Mam Tor (TP) - Windy Knoll - Cave Dale - Castleton - Hope - Losehill House

Distance: 9.75 miles     Ascent: 583 metres      Time Taken: 6 hours 20 mins

Terrain: Clear paths.

Weather: Warm and cloudy to start but then turning sunny.

Pub Visited: Castle Inn, Castleton    Ale Drunk: Brain's SA

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Losehill House

Our hotel for the night chosen in part because of its location but also because it offered us a fine dining experience with which to celebrate John's birthday.

Lose Hill

Lose Hill.

Mam Tor

One of the best views of the ridge and Mam Tor is from the ascent of Lose Hill.

Grindslow Knoll

No summit pictures on Lose Hill as the toposcope was being used as a picnic table.

Mam Tor

Looking along the ridge from Back Tor.

Back Tor

Back Tor from the ridge.


We had a long lunch break just below Hollins Cross, looking out across the Vale of Edale towards Kinder.

Lose Hill

Looking back along the ridge from Mam Tor's summit.

Mam Tor's summit

I would have liked a photo of the trig, just as many others would have done, but this 'summit hogger' remained oblivious to everyone around him, who waited and waited for him to move and like me after taking other shots from the summit gave up. I can account for him being there for at least 15 minutes and he showed no sign of moving as we started to descend.

Vale of Edale

The Vale of Edale from Mam Tor's summit plateau.

Winnat's Pass

Winnat's Pass also taken from Mam Tor's summit plateau.

Cave Dale

By the time we reached Cave Dale the grey clouds had been replaced by blue sky and sunshine.

Cave Dale

Leaving Cave Dale to head into Castleton for a well earned birthday pint, before the walk back along the road to the hotel.


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