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“An enjoyable 4 hours walk/climb”

Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Castleton
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“An enjoyable 4 hours walk/climb”
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Phew”
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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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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“fine ridge walk”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

a fine ridge walk with great veiws over castleton and the other side the edale valley.we started from the car park at hope and did a circular walk taking in losehill mam tor winlatter pass and back to hope.

Visited July 2012
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Derby
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“dont listen to the bbc weather forecast”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

or you'd never go. Ok it was cold, windy, but dry (which wasn't expected), but the views \a\re so worthwhile with it's 360 degree views.

Visited March 2013
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Hertfordshire
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“walk from Underleigh House”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

good circular walk from Underleigh House, about 10 miles if you go up to the top of Mam Tor, but there is an option to go around. Not too strenuous for the most part but worth the few steep climbs to get great views (if the weather obliges!)

Visited March 2013
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