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 - Castleton from Hollins Cross under a blanket of snow

Castleton from Hollins Cross under a blanket of snow

Photo: Dorsal Finn (39)

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 - Mam Tor summit

Mam Tor summit

Photo: Shara Higgins (1)

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

Mam Tor from near Castleton

Photo: Rob Barklamb (59)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Mam Tor from near Hollins Cross

Mam Tor from near Hollins Cross

Photo: Mark Heywood (2)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Cave Dale near Castleton

Cave Dale near Castleton

Photo: Rob Tyas (1)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - The Vale of Castleton and Mam Tor (right) from Hollins Cross

The Vale of Castleton and Mam Tor (right) from Hollins Cross

Photo: David Wright (272)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - On the path between Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Hollins Cross itself with Mam Tor (left) and Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) in the background

On the path between Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Hollins Cross itself with Mam Tor (left) and Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) in the background

Photo: Isobelle Forde (1)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from below Hollins Cross

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from below Hollins Cross

Photo: Mike Higgins (1)

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 - Edale from Mam Tor

Edale from Mam Tor

Photo: Peter Walling (7)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Castleton under a temperature inversion from Mam Tor

Castleton under a temperature inversion from Mam Tor

Photo: Craig Carter (47)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Sunset from the trig point on the summit of Mam Tor

Sunset from the trig point on the summit of Mam Tor

Photo: Martin Hollingworth (1)

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

Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from Mam Tor

Photo: David Wright (277)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - A group of Northampton Ramblers on the top of Mam Tor

A group of Northampton Ramblers on the top of Mam Tor

Photo: Brian Adams (1)

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

Hope from Mam Tor

Photo: Peter Walling (1)

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 - East to Backtor Nook and Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Hollins Cross

East to Backtor Nook and Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Hollins Cross

Photo: David Wright (273)

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

Mam Tor from Castleton

Photo: Dorsal Finn (42)

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

Approaching Mam Tor

Photo: Sanjay Gupta (1)


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