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Castleton, Mam Tor and The Great Ridge Walk

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Peak District National Park

Castleton, Mam Tor and The Great Ridge Walk is a 7.9 mile loop trail located near Castleton, Derbyshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 7.9 mi Elevation gain 1,899 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

Views

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

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Getting There

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.

Mam Nick car park in Castleton by the Information Centre

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Reviews (273)
Photos (850)
Recordings (216)
Completed (376)
Daren Little
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Hiking

Loved this walk, great views all day long

Shane Hollinshead
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HikingGreat!
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Kenny Peers
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Hiking

Absolutely loved this one,great views,good paths,well signposted and not too difficult. On this route after doing Mam Tor and The Great Ridge you from drop down into the lovely village of Castleton where there’s plenty country pubs,cafes etc. Had a minute and a pint :-) then carried on up Cave Dale then back round to where I started.

Philip Kearns
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Hiking

Did this hike on 31 Jul 2020, hottest day of the year (so far). Absolutely beatuful day. Even on a scorching hot day it was really nice: walking along the ridge from Mam Tor to Lose Hill we were kept cool with a nice constant breeze. A lot of variety in this hike, perfect for a first hike in the peaks.

Peter Chambers
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Tom Eaves
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Enjoyed this walk.... Nice views etc.... I did it in 2 and half hours, didn't stop because it was raining

Alicia Tansley
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HikingRockyScramble

Lovely trail! takes you across Mam tor, Lose hill, through the village and then past Dale cave and back around.

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Mariam B.
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Joanna Smith
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Hiking

Our first walk using the app and we loved it. Easy to follow, stunning views and the few rain showers we had didn't spoil it as it cooled us down having walked up Cave Dale.

Mallory Ritchie
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Hiking

Great first hike for seeing the Peak District. Took us about 4 hours with a little stop for some food. Lovely views, can be tiring on inclines at the bringing and end. We really enjoyed the varied terrains!

Samuel Cook
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Tim Morris
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Hiking

Me and my girlfriend have been walking for sometime however this is our first hime and it was BRILLIANT! Very scenic some long up hill parts but so worth it! Definitely recommend, however there isn’t a hostel.

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Rachael Shaw
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Hiking

Beautiful - started out with the peaks and then circled round coming back up through the valley, very varied route

Allessia Cooper
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Hiking

Amazing views! Tough initial incline in the Dale but worth it.

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Faisal Ashfaq
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Hiking

It was very scenic. The effort required was moderate. It takes over 4 hours to complete. Saved a man's life too whose car was stuck in a ditch up in the hills, had to walk/jog for 30 minutes to the finish point where my car was, then drove to his location to pull his car out by towing with mine.

Kerri W.
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Hiking

Wow! I found it tough as I am not the fittest person but it was well worth the effort. The views are spectacular! You have to be here really early in order to be able to park. There are car parks where you can pay £4 for the day which is really good as you can take your time and enjoy the scenery. Please be respectful for the people who live in the villages and not park/block their driveways or businesses. It is a very popular place and I’m guessing there must have been a couple of thousand people there yesterday. Stay safe, take your time and enjoy the outdoors.

Vesselin Iliev
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Hiking

What a lovely first impression of Peak District National Park! The trail is really nice - moderate effort but you get astonishing views! Overall it's a lovely mixture between peaks, ridges, a bit of a village, small canyon, pastures and farm land. We loved the different terrains and views. Highly highly recommended for everyone that's comfortable with the small climbs. Important note - there are NO toilet facilities at the starting point and the first 1h30min of the walk are in open spaces, so nature won't help either - be sure to do this job prior to arriving here.

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Linda McLean
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Easy to follow route, very scenic. car park very busy when returned early afternoon, recommend going early morning for quieter walk.

Brendan Toal
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Hiking

Lovely hike - quite busy across the ridges (at the start) but then once you head down into castleton and back around it quietens down nicely. Lots of sheep/cows throughout so be careful if you take a dog.

Josh Farrar
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it is a good walks and beautiful village to walk through!

Harriet Huber
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Anastasiia Voitkevic
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Hiking

Great trail

Maxine Tweedie
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Hiking

Lovely walk with stunning views! easy gradual climb and obvious paths to follow the whole way. we arrived at 8am and there was no one there, by the time we got back to the top at midday it was packed! so definitely go early if you want peaceful views. definitely recommend. Only downside is there are lots off sheep so dogs have to stay on the lead the whole time.

Steven Stubbings
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