Winnat's Pass
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  • Anthony B
    Peterborough, United Kingdom77 contributions
    Wow, stunning, not easy walk, BUT a must.
    Wonderful walk (climb, stagger.....). Glad we both had good walking shoes (well me trainers, wife walking boots). It really is a very beautiful valley - initially looking UP at Peveril Castle, by the time we decided to call it quits, looking DOWN at the castle. First went there some 40 odd years back - if you are brave (youngish) enough try running up the sides of the valley - look incredibly steep (and are), but the sheep have created small pivots where they stand and you will find it remarkable how you can climb something that looks impossible. Walking up the valley floor it is steep, rocky and wet, but every step really is worth the effort, really can't say how much we enjoyed it. Looking up the valley sides there are small caves, but whether they have formed over the years or hundreds of years back men carved out shelters. Look carefully and you will find a gated one that was either a way in/out of the castle, or maybe it was a dungeon. NB: I would suggest setting off towards dusk and if very rainy be careful there really are a lot of slippery stones.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 30, 2021
  • Derrick F M
    Rhondda, United Kingdom416 contributions
    Stunning, stunning, stunning.
    We drove down and tried to take photos whilst on the move, good fun. Parked at the bottom and walked up to the top, taking photos walking in both directions. Some amazing images are possible. It is a steep uphill climb, but if in your abilities, give it a go. You will appreciate the scenery more. Also once at the top you can roam without the disappointment of not finding a parking space. They are usually full fro quite early bu campers or walkers
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2021
  • John C
    Leeds, United Kingdom125 contributions
    A Must Visit When in the Area
    A must visit if you’re in the area. More than 50 years since I visited Winnats Pass as a child. I remember wanting to climb the steep hills either side. The memories came flooding back. It’s still free to drive through.
    Written July 16, 2020
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Sum2c
London, UK4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This place is really a fantastic one for a day trip with family. If you get the parking then walk up the hill. I assure you will not regret. It is lush green flat at the top. The view from top is serene. Spend your time at the top before climb down. It's worth the time.
Written August 17, 2020
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Vicki_Elizabeth
Lincolnshire, UK10 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Amazing scenery! Absolutely breathtaking, lovely sunny day when we visited so was a lovely place to be. So many lovely walks to go on and a cave or two to explore. I climbed up to Horseshoe Cave which is a small cave you can go inside but are advised not to unless you have the correct equipment and are experienced in these things but lovely road and area for spending a day walking
Written May 29, 2021
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AshChoudhury
Manchester, UK20 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
Such and amazing location with breathtaking views. Location surrounded by a lovely piece of countryside. There is a very steep climb on a path that is not marked by a sign, but it is well worth it once you get to the top.

Take it easy on the way down. Scenery leading down towards Castleton.

Would visit over and over again :o)

Address details:
Winnats Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire.

Postcode: S33 8WA for your Sat Nav.
Written October 17, 2013
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snapdragon1953
Buxton, UK2 contributions
Jun 2012 • Friends
BE WARNED! Winnats Pass is very scenic but do not go down it towing your caravan! The signs just have weight limit which we are well under, so had no prior warning as to what we were to find! When we realised, there was no way to get out of the situation by turning round etc, there was no alternative but to carry on adown the VERY steep ravine. There should be a warning!
Written June 16, 2012
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Anne D
Chesterfield, UK816 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Winnats Pass is quite local to us so we tend to take it for granted but it really is beautiful to drive through, walk through (for the fitter than me). There are some lovely photographic opportunities and you will definitely not be disappointed.
Written June 30, 2019
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lovethepeaks
35 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
One of my favourite places to walk in the Peak District. I always start the walk from Castleton. You can either walk along side the road and follow it down to Edale great views easy walk. Or you can walk down the road for 10 mins then turn right up the hill, this connects to Mam Tor which is a fabulous hill that offers some of the best views in the Peak District. Their are 4 local show caves in and around winnits pass with some crystal and rock shops aswell, they also offer the opportunity to Polish and buy your own blue John rock which so far, has only ever been found in and around Castleton!

Beautiful place but do note the following. At night it's very dark with no lighting, snakes pass, a popular road runs in the bottom of the valley. As the name suggests snake pass winds and turns. So be sure to make your self visable at night, preferably with bright clothing and a torch! Also the area is riddled with small caves in the hill side so if you have children playing about be sure to make them aware of the dangers of playing in or near a cave, some of the nuts and cracks are a 40ft drop so obviously be vigilant of any caves and sudden cliff drops if walking along the top of winnits pass.

The first image is me walking down the valley of winnats pass, the road (Snakes Pass) is attually to my left hand side however on the picture you can't see it. The second picture is taken on the south side of winnits pass that connects to Mam Tor.
Written December 8, 2018
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Bexxcx
Milton Keynes, UK970 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
We parked in the car park at the top of the hill which was £3.50 for a few hours which gave us enough time to take a good long walk. We took a route passing the cavern (unfortunately I couldn't go in because I had a dog) and there was a great view of the town at the bottom of the hill once you get over the crest. It was very sloppy and there are some very steep points so you need to be extra vigilant. We decided to walk back up along Winnats pass - it's even steeper than it looks! Stunning though. There was a few cafes along the walking route and if you carry on into the town there are numerous pubs and cute shops. Overall a great day out.
Written October 22, 2019
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CicieC
Swarland, UK120 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
The scenery here is stunning. Bold & rugged with spectacular crags & shapes. It's steep but well worth the walk.
Written March 31, 2019
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Trevor L
Doncaster, UK313 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
How anyone can rate this spectacular area at anything less than 5 is beyond me for 'any' reason and those that have rated it low due to bad 'weather', need to learn that you don't need sunshine, to appreciate a landscape as amazing as this.
My first experience of this impressive pass was as a child and I've visited it time and time again, because I never cease to be amazed by the sheer beauty of it.
Written August 7, 2016
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The_palatable_pair
United Kingdom578 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
Park in the car park opposite Speedwell Cavern. I paid four pounds which allowed me to roam the area most of the day and gave me a discount into Speedwell Cavern. There are other caverns in the area.
If you like walking walk up from the car park and eat your sandwiches at the top while you admire the view. Walk on to Mam Tor and learn how it's geology destroyed the old road (A625?) then view what is left.
There is more to see and do so do your research before you go and a final tip it does get busy on weekends and bank holidays so go mid week if you can
Written April 12, 2015
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