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Best trails in Castleton

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Looking for a great trail near Castleton, Derbyshire? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Peak District National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Dovedale National Nature Reserve or Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Castleton ranging from 7.9 to 47 miles and from 688 to 2,007 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Castleton
Top trails (6)
#1 - Castleton, Mam Tor and The Great Ridge Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
This ridge walk offers amazing views of Edale Valley, Hope Valley, and the edge of Kinder Scout. Leaving from the car park, turn left towards the main road and then right towards the path past the hostel. You will make your way up to the summit of Mam Tor. After leaving Mam Tor, continue on the path to Hollins Cross. Several paths meet here so be sure to keep straight towards Black Tor, crossing a stile and reaching its summit. You will then keep on the path to Lose Hill Pike which offers spectacular views. From here, continue on to Castleton. You will turn right after Spring Bank and follow the path. There will be a few more stiles before meeting a paved lane into Castleton. After passing through Castleton, you will make your way onto the path Cave Dale at the end of Back Street on Bargate. You will cross several caves on your way back to the car park including Nettle Pot. Please note that there are no restrooms near this trailhead.Show more
#2 - Kinder Scout from Edale
Peak District National Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
This path begins with a steady climb into a scramble on your way to the moors up a river bed. There is a clear path on the top of the moors until the right turn toward Kinder Scout. There are no marked paths after this point (make sure to download the AllTrails map). The moors are hard; deep drops to boggy bottoms then short climbs to get out of the stream beds before reaching Pennie Way. From here, the rest of the route is easy.Show more
#3 - Kinder Scout and Mam Tor Circular
Peak District National Park
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 5 h 42 m
You will find arguably one of the best views in England from the summit of this trail. Located in the Dark Peak area of the National Park, the Kinder Scout and Mam Tor Circular has amazing scenery and varied terrain. Show more
#4 - Kinder Scout and Edale Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
This route offers amazing views of the entire area. At the top there is some scrambling over scree and it can be very windy since you are exposed but its well worth it!Show more
#5 - Edale Round
Peak District National Park
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Length: 14.1 mi
Yet another 10 Best outing for this venerable Peak District classic, taking in the landmarks of Hollins Cross, Mam Tor, Rushup Edge, Roych Clough and Jacob’s Ladder. It’s certainly not the most original of choices, but this 24km jaunt has just about everything you could want in a Peak District ride; stunning views, punishing rocks, gear-grinding climbs and smooth, flowing singletrack.Show more
#6 - The Limestone Way
Peak District National Park
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Length: 47 mi • Est. Multi-day
This long distance walk from Castleton to Rocester is in the southern end of Peak District National Park. The walk goes through the Derbyshire Dales, the countryside, and charming villages. Most walkers complete the walk within 3-4 days. In addition to camping, there are accommodations along the way including hotels and hostels but, it's advised to book in advance since they can be very busy on the weekends. Campsites are not available between Rocester and Thorpe. The route is well way marked for most of the way with the exception of the Staffordshire section. The dales can be seen throughout the walk especially, in the beginning between Castleton and Bonsall (northern end). The section between Rochester and Thorpe (southern end) is a walk through flat pasture lands and can be very muddy.Show more