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'.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
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English
Mountains
Wainwright
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Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
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English
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
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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 (145th 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.



You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Peak District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL1 The Peak District - Dark Peak area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

110 Sheffield & Huddersfield, Glossop & Holmfirth


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

In no particular order . . .

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - One man and his dog, a gorgeous day walking from Mam Tor to Hollins Cross

One man and his dog, a gorgeous day walking from Mam Tor to Hollins Cross

Photo: Helen Rimmer (1)

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 - The Vale of Edale from Mam Tor

The Vale of Edale from Mam Tor

Photo: Mike Higgins (3)

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 - Mam Tor from near Hollins Cross

Mam Tor from near Hollins Cross

Photo: Mark Heywood (2)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - Mam Tor from the path below Hollins Cross under a blanket of deep snow

Mam Tor from the path below Hollins Cross under a blanket of deep snow

Photo: Dorsal Finn (40)

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 - The view from the summit of Mam Tor

The view from the summit of Mam Tor

Photo: David Wright (275)

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

Edale from Hollins Cross

Photo: Peter Walling (4)

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 - Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) (left), Brown Knoll, Kinder Scout and The Vale of Edale from the summit of Mam Tor

Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) (left), Brown Knoll, Kinder Scout and The Vale of Edale from the summit of Mam Tor

Photo: Debbie Green (5)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - The Jubilee Walkers on top of Mam Tor

The Jubilee Walkers on top of Mam Tor

Photo: David Morecroft (14)

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 - 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 from near Castleton

Mam Tor from near Castleton

Photo: Rob Barklamb (59)

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton - On the path between Hollins Cross and Mam Tor

On the path between Hollins Cross and Mam Tor

Photo: Sanjay Gupta (4)

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 - Cave Dale nr Castleton

Cave Dale nr Castleton

Photo: Arthur Norton (3)

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

Mam Tor summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (184)

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)


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