Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton

Limestone moorland with superb views


Route outline for walk d158:

Castleton  -  The Limestone Way  -  Cave Dale  -  Perry Dale  -  Sparrowpit  -  Rushup Farm  -  Rushup Hall  -  Rushup Edge  -  Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)  -  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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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Mountains
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Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
2
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
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0
Marilyns
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0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) at 546m (1791ft). Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) is also known as an English Dewey (81st highest in England, 183rd in England & Wales)

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of 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. The Limestone Way is a 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 The Limestone Way 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton

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Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Cave Dale near Castleton

Cave Dale near Castleton

Photo: Rob Tyas (1)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor

Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor

Photo: Peter Walling (6)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Mam Tor summit trig point

Mam Tor summit trig point

Photo: Craig Carter (48)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Hollins Cross

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Hollins Cross

Photo: Mark Edwards (9)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - On Mam Tor Summit

On Mam Tor Summit

Photo: Patrick Plant (1)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Castleton School in the snow

Castleton School in the snow

Photo: Dorsal Finn (44)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - The Great Ridge - Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge), Rushup Edge, Kinder Scout, The Vale of Edale, Edale, Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross), Lose Hill (Ward's Piece), Hope and Castleton under the mist from Mam Tor

The Great Ridge - Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge), Rushup Edge, Kinder Scout, The Vale of Edale, Edale, Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross), Lose Hill (Ward's Piece), Hope and Castleton under the mist from Mam Tor

Photo: Craig Carter (49)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Descending from Hollins Cross towards Castleton with Mam Tor beyond

Descending from Hollins Cross towards Castleton with Mam Tor beyond

Photo: Dorsal Finn (38)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Edale from Hollins Cross

Edale from Hollins Cross

Photo: Peter Walling (4)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - The Vale of Edale from Mam Tor

The Vale of Edale from Mam Tor

Photo: Mike Higgins (7)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Mist drifting over Castleton the Hope Valley from Mam Tor

Mist drifting over Castleton the Hope Valley from Mam Tor

Photo: Craig Carter (50)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Kinder Scout and The Vale of Edale on the way up to Mam Tor summit

Kinder Scout and The Vale of Edale on the way up to Mam Tor summit

Photo: Debbie Green (2)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - The High Peak District, Eldon Hill, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Rushup Edge, Kinder Scout, The Vale of Edale, Edale, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

The High Peak District, Eldon Hill, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Rushup Edge, Kinder Scout, The Vale of Edale, Edale, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Photo: Craig Carter (46)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Aerial Shot of Castleton and Winnats Pass

Aerial Shot of Castleton and Winnats Pass

Photo: Ron Linton (10)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - The boys on the summit of Mam Tor

The boys on the summit of Mam Tor

Photo: Dorsal Finn (109)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Sunset from Mam Tor Summit

Sunset from Mam Tor Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (77)


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