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“Wonderful views, fresh air” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill

Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill
Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Castleton
Type: Trails, Outdoors
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South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful views, fresh air”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is a good walk to blow away the cobwebs. Mam Tor is the best preserved Iron Age fort in Derbyshire, though no one really kows its origin or purpose. Cut over to Edale and head for Kinder Scout for a really good trip

Visited July 2012
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“Invigorating walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Quite a lot of snow about and a keen wind. Pretty busy as it was Easter and some areas were getting pretty 'clarty'. Spectacular views all round.

Visited April 2013
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“A wonderful walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I've trekked all over the world but I still love the hike...

.... from Yorkshire bridge by lady bower
....up Winn hill
....across to hope cross
....up jaggers clough
....across the front of kinder
.....down into edale
.....across the valley and up the back of mam tor
....along the ridge above loose hill and back,up winn hill
....And finally back down to the car at Yorkshire bridge.

Come rain or shine, I challenge you to find better scenery (it's quite a way though, about 20 miles)

Visited October 2012
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“An enjoyable 4 hours walk/climb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I left home quite late and reached Castleton at about 4PM. Tried to find cash machines to pay for parking (£5 for over 4 hours by the tourist information centre) but finally found one in The Castle Hotel (£1.99 for withdrawals).

A lady in the tourist information centre suggested starting with trail number 3 which is just across a parking space behind their building then follow a river. There was few times when two almost identical trails split thus could confuse. Even though I had a map got lost and had to turn around. Fortunately didn't get to far to realise it.
The trails can be quite steep at some points so be prepared. I turned at Back Tor to trail 7 and did an additional loop rejoining Trail 6 at Hollins Cross. There is nothing special about the loop and thus, unless you are adventurous/curious or heading to Edale) following number 3-6-4-6-5-6 should give better views and less muddy fields to climb.

Overall it was a great experience with excellent panoramas over hills and sunsets. I did about 14kms (~8miles) in just four hours with few short breaks. From Castleton (T3) -> Losehill Pike, Back Tor (6) -> Back Tor Bridge, Hollins Cross (T7), Mam Tor (T6), back to Castelton (T4 + shortcuts).

Remember to take: appropriate clothing to weather (gets quite windy at peaks), shoes (outside summer or in rain trails can get quite muddy and slippery), snacks, water, some light especially when setting off late, a map and a camera :)

Visited April 2013
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“Phew”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Well its a nice walk but the pull up the hill to Loose hill got me gasping, (i do have asthma though )

Visited March 2013
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