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.

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:

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0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
2
English
Deweys
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 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, 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton

In no particular order . . .

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Rainbow and Mam Tor from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Rainbow and Mam Tor from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Photo: Stuart Street (7)

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

Mam Tor summit

Photo: Shara Higgins (1)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Hangliders soaring above Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) viewed from Mam Tor

Hangliders soaring above Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) viewed from Mam Tor

Photo: Debbie Green (6)

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 - 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor 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 d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Mam Tor from Rushup Edge

Mam Tor from Rushup Edge

Photo: David Hague (9)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Castleton under a temperature inversion from Mam Tor

Castleton under a temperature inversion from Mam Tor

Photo: Craig Carter (47)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Approaching Mam Tor

Approaching Mam Tor

Photo: Sanjay Gupta (1)

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 - Cave Dale near Castleton

Cave Dale near Castleton

Photo: Rob Tyas (1)

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

The Vale of Hope from Mam Tor

Photo: Mike Higgins (5)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Looking west to Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from Mam Tor

Looking west to Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from Mam Tor

Photo: David Wright (274)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - Mam Tor from Hollins Cross during a temperature inversion

Mam Tor from Hollins Cross during a temperature inversion

Photo: Anthony Waldron (4)

Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton - The Jubilee Walkers on top of Mam Tor

The Jubilee Walkers on top of Mam Tor

Photo: David Morecroft (14)

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 - Edale from Hollins Cross

Edale from Hollins Cross

Photo: Peter Walling (4)


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