25/06 – Mam Tor and The Great Ridge

I’ve travelled to Edale on many occasions to visit Edale Moor and Kinder Scout, but I’ve never visited Mam Tor on the other side. Rather than parking at the top and making the short walk to the summit, we’ll do the walk properly and make a day of it. Starting in Castleton we’ll skirt around the outside of Peveril Castle heading up the spectacular Cave Dale and across to the top of Winnats Pass. The first summit will be Mam Tor, we’ll either stop for lunch there or the nearest shelter. Mam Tor is the start of the great ridge, after which we’ll head over Hollins Cross to Lose Hill. From the top of Lose Hill we’ll have spectacular views of Hope and Castleton. We’ll finish by descending through the fields back to the cars. Castleton has lots of lovely pubs for a post walk pint.


Walk Date
25 Jun 2017
Calendar File
7 miles
507 metres
OS Maps

The Plan

- 10:30 : Meet in the Castleton Visitor Centre car park
- 10:45 : Start Walk
- 11:00 : Cave Dale
- 12:30 - 13:00 : Lunch near Mam Tor
- 13:30 : Hollins Cross Summit
- 14:00 : Lose Hill Summit
- 15:00 : Finish Walk

* All times a rough guestimates apart from the initial arrival at the car park

The Kit

- Clothes suitable for the conditions
- Waterproof coat
- Sun cream
- Walking boots
- Rucksack (to carry stuff)
- Lunch
- Water (at least 1L each)

- A good attitude