Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton

Limestone moorland with superb views


Route outline for walk d123:

Castleton  -  The Limestone Way  -  Peveril Castle  -  Cave Dale  -  Old Moor  -  Rowter Farm  -  Windy Knoll  -  Mam Tor  -  Hollins Cross  -  Backtor Nook  -  Castleton



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton in the heart of Derbyshire's Peak District. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England's earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176.

The odd shaped lumps of rock strewn across so many of the South West's tors are collectively known as 'clitter'.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Mam Tor at 517m (1696ft). Mam Tor is also known as an English Dewey (146th highest in England, 334th in England & Wales) The summit of Mam Tor is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Limestone Way, an 80km (50 miles) linear footpath connecting Castleton in Derbyshire, England with Rocester in Staffordshire, England. The Limestone Way is waymarked by a Derby ram. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Limestone Way.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL1
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 110
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton

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Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - *Aerial Panorama of Hollins Cross and Mam Tor from above Back Tor

*Aerial Panorama of Hollins Cross and Mam Tor from above Back Tor

Photo: Ron Linton (11)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Hangliders off Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from Mam Tor

Hangliders off Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from Mam Tor

Photo: Debbie Green (3)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Mam Tor in deep snow from Hollins Cross

Mam Tor in deep snow from Hollins Cross

Photo: Dorsal Finn (37)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Froxen tree on the slopes of Back Tor (Hollins Cross) viewed from Hollins Cross

Froxen tree on the slopes of Back Tor (Hollins Cross) viewed from Hollins Cross

Photo: Anthony Waldron (5)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Mam Tor from The Limestone Way SE of Castleton

Mam Tor from The Limestone Way SE of Castleton

Photo: Mark Heywood (3)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Sunset from Mam Tor Summit

Sunset from Mam Tor Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (77)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Hollins Cross, Barker Bank, Backtor Nook, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor

Hollins Cross, Barker Bank, Backtor Nook, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor

Photo: David Wright (278)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Aerial Shot of Castleton with Winnats Pass and Lord's Seat (Mam Tor) and Mam Tor

Aerial Shot of Castleton with Winnats Pass and Lord's Seat (Mam Tor) and Mam Tor

Photo: Ron Linton (9)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Mam Tor summit trig point

Mam Tor summit trig point

Photo: Craig Carter (48)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Sarah, Me, Jenny & Amy at Hollins Cross stretching our hamstrings!

Sarah, Me, Jenny & Amy at Hollins Cross stretching our hamstrings!

Photo: Frankie McQuarrie (1)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Heading towards Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece)

Heading towards Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece)

Photo: Dorsal Finn (111)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Mam Tor from Castleton

Mam Tor from Castleton

Photo: Dorsal Finn (43)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Looking east across Barker Bank to Backtor Nook and Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Hollins Cross

Looking east across Barker Bank to Backtor Nook and Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Hollins Cross

Photo: David Wright (271)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from the path up Mam Tor

Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from the path up Mam Tor

Photo: Patricia Owen (1)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Aerial Shot of Castleton and Winnats Pass

Aerial Shot of Castleton and Winnats Pass

Photo: Ron Linton (10)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Mam Tor Summit

Mam Tor Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (76)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Alport Moor (left) and Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) (right) from the summit of Mam Tor

Alport Moor (left) and Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) (right) from the summit of Mam Tor

Photo: Debbie Green (4)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor

Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor

Photo: Peter Walling (6)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Mam Tor summit

Mam Tor summit

Photo: Shara Higgins (1)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Walking towards Mam Tor on land slipped road

Walking towards Mam Tor on land slipped road

Photo: Debbie Green (1)


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