Mam Tor - the geography teacher's favourite

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Submitted by Timwoods on 13 October 2007
OS Explorer Map: OL1 - The Peak District
 
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A linear, half-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in national park Peak District (England) starting at Edale, Derbyshire, about 6.1km (roughly 3.8 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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This walk takes you from Edale to Castleton via Mam Tor, beloved of geography teachers as a fine example of a rotational landslide. There are also the remains of Bronze and Iron Age forts near the summit of Mam Tor, all managed by the National Trust.
Start: Edale, OS Grid: SK122853
End: Castleton, OS Grid: SK151829
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 325m (1068ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 699m (2295ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 374m (1227ft)
Max. Elevation: 490m (1607ft)

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OS Grid: SK122853
From Edale station, don't head towards the village. Take the bridleway heading south via Hardenclough Farm.
About 1.6 km (roughly 1 miles) from 1 OS Grid: SK136845
You can head straight up to Mam Tor, but a nicer route is the more gentle path to Hollins Cross.
About 1.3 km (roughly 0.8 miles) from 2 OS Grid: SK127835
Follow the ridge from Hollins Cross to Mam Tor. You can see the landslide below the face of Mam Tor. Take a photo to impress your geographically-minded friends.
About 1.4 km (roughly 0.9 miles) from 3 OS Grid: SK139827
From Mam Tor, take the path heading south. Fork left towards Winnats Head Farm. This route will take you via four of the Peak District's famous caves - Blue John, Treak Cliff, Speedwell and Peak Cavern.
About 1.2 km (roughly 0.8 miles) from 4 OS Grid: SK151829
End your walk in Castleton. Leave time for a cup of tea or a beer (some great local beers) before catching the bus back to Sheffield and beyond.
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GaryShipp  commented on 03 September 2008
A fantastic walk
Somehow we managed to find some sunshine and did this walk the other weekend. It's a fantastic area and there are plenty of decent pubs in Castleton to refresh yourself at the end of the walk.
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