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:

hewitt
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)

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 . . .

Castleton School in the snow

Castleton School in the snow

Photo: Dorsal Finn (44)

The Vale of Edale from the summit of Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

The Vale of Edale from the summit of Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Photo: Stuart Street (6)

Sunrise from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Sunrise from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Photo: Allyson Frith (1)

Sunset from Mam Tor Summit

Sunset from Mam Tor Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (77)

Mam Tor summit trig point

Mam Tor summit trig point

Photo: Craig Carter (48)

Edale from Mam Tor

Edale from Mam Tor

Photo: Peter Walling (7)

Mozzer, Rob, Jimbles, Big Truck and me on the Hollins Cross ridge below summit of Mam Tor

Mozzer, Rob, Jimbles, Big Truck and me on the Hollins Cross ridge below summit of Mam Tor

Photo: Dorsal Finn (110)

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)

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)

Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor during a temperature inversion

Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor during a temperature inversion

Photo: Anthony Waldron (3)

Snowy lane north of Castleon

Snowy lane north of Castleon

Photo: Dorsal Finn (45)

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)

Me and my son in Castleton with Back Tor (Hollins Cross) (left) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) (right) in the background

Me and my son in Castleton with Back Tor (Hollins Cross) (left) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) (right) in the background

Photo: Hollie Posthill (1)

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)

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)

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)

Descending from Hollins Cross towards Castleton with Mam Tor beyond

Descending from Hollins Cross towards Castleton with Mam Tor beyond

Photo: Dorsal Finn (38)

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Hollins Cross

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Hollins Cross

Photo: Dorsal Finn (112)

Mam Tor from near Hollins Cross

Mam Tor from near Hollins Cross

Photo: Mark Heywood (2)

Hope from Mam Tor

Hope from Mam Tor

Photo: Peter Walling (1)

Mam Tor from Castleton

Mam Tor from Castleton

Photo: Dorsal Finn (42)

Kinder Scout and the Edale Valley from Hollins Cross

Kinder Scout and the Edale Valley from Hollins Cross

Photo: Mark Edwards (8)

Mam Tor Summit

Mam Tor Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (76)

Mam Tor summit

Mam Tor summit

Photo: Shara Higgins (1)

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)

Back Tor from Hollins Cross

Back Tor from Hollins Cross

Photo: Peter Walling (5)

Mam Tor summit trig point

Mam Tor summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (184)

The Jubilee Walkers on top of Mam Tor

The Jubilee Walkers on top of Mam Tor

Photo: David Morecroft (14)

Mam Tor from Hollins Cross during a temperature inversion

Mam Tor from Hollins Cross during a temperature inversion

Photo: Anthony Waldron (4)

Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from Rushup Edge

Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from Rushup Edge

Photo: Stuart Street (8)

Cave Dale near Castleton

Cave Dale near Castleton

Photo: Rob Tyas (1)

Winnats Pass (centre left) from Mam Tor

Winnats Pass (centre left) from Mam Tor

Photo: David Wright (279)

*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)

Aerial Shot of Castleton and Winnats Pass

Aerial Shot of Castleton and Winnats Pass

Photo: Ron Linton (10)

Castleton, Hope and The Hope Valley from the ridge between Mam Tor and Hollins Cross

Castleton, Hope and The Hope Valley from the ridge between Mam Tor and Hollins Cross

Photo: Debbie Green (7)

Walking towards Mam Tor on land slipped road

Walking towards Mam Tor on land slipped road

Photo: Debbie Green (1)

Mam Tor from Rushup Edge

Mam Tor from Rushup Edge

Photo: David Hague (9)

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)

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)

Looking towards Kinder Scout from Mam Tor

Looking towards Kinder Scout from Mam Tor

Photo: Rob Barklamb (62)

Rushup Edge and Lord's Seat from Mam Tor

Rushup Edge and Lord's Seat from Mam Tor

Photo: Mike Higgins (6)

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from below Hollins Cross

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from below Hollins Cross

Photo: Mike Higgins (1)

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)

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

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

Photo: Debbie Green (3)

Edale from Hollins Cross

Edale from Hollins Cross

Photo: Peter Walling (4)

The Great Ridge - Rushup Edge, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

The Great Ridge - Rushup Edge, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Photo: Craig Carter (45)

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

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

Photo: Frankie McQuarrie (1)

On Mam Tor Summit

On Mam Tor Summit

Photo: Patrick Plant (1)

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

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

Photo: Mike Higgins (4)

The boys on the summit of Mam Tor

The boys on the summit of Mam Tor

Photo: Dorsal Finn (109)

Kinder Scout from the summit of Mam Tor

Kinder Scout from the summit of Mam Tor

Photo: David Wright (276)

Mam Tor from near Castleton

Mam Tor from near Castleton

Photo: Rob Barklamb (59)

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from below Hollins Cross

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from below Hollins Cross

Photo: Mike Higgins (2)

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)

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)

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

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

Photo: Stuart Street (7)

Perry Dale

Perry Dale

Photo: Rob Tyas (2)

Mam Tor in deep snow from Hollins Cross

Mam Tor in deep snow from Hollins Cross

Photo: Dorsal Finn (37)

Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor

Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor

Photo: Peter Walling (6)

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Hollins Cross

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Hollins Cross

Photo: Mark Edwards (9)

The Vale of Edale from Mam Tor

The Vale of Edale from Mam Tor

Photo: Mike Higgins (3)

The Vale of Edale from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

The Vale of Edale from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Photo: Will Caesar (18)

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)

Castleton under a temperature inversion from Mam Tor

Castleton under a temperature inversion from Mam Tor

Photo: Craig Carter (47)

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)

Mam Tor from Hollins Cross

Mam Tor from Hollins Cross

Photo: Stuart Street (9)

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)

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)

The view from the summit of Mam Tor

The view from the summit of Mam Tor

Photo: David Wright (275)

Mam Tor

Mam Tor

Photo: Peter Walling (2)

Cave Dale nr Castleton

Cave Dale nr Castleton

Photo: Arthur Norton (3)

Mist drifting over Castleton the Hope Valley from Mam Tor

Mist drifting over Castleton the Hope Valley from Mam Tor

Photo: Craig Carter (50)

Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from Mam Tor

Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) from Mam Tor

Photo: David Wright (277)

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)

The Vale of Hope from Mam Tor

The Vale of Hope from Mam Tor

Photo: Mike Higgins (5)

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)

Castleton from Hollins Cross under a blanket of snow

Castleton from Hollins Cross under a blanket of snow

Photo: Dorsal Finn (39)

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)

The Vale of Edale from Mam Tor

The Vale of Edale from Mam Tor

Photo: Mike Higgins (7)

Mam Tor from Castleton

Mam Tor from Castleton

Photo: Dorsal Finn (43)

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)


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