Jan
13

Castleton, Mam Tor and Rushup Edge Day Walk (38684)

Event Overview

Castleton is an outstandingly pretty village situated at the head of the lovely Vale of Hope, in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. Castleton is surrounded on three sides by steep hills and the mighty bulk of Mam Tor looms high, 2 miles to the north west of the village. On a hill, overlooking Castleton, is the ancient Peveril Castle.

The Celts were the first peple to settle in the Castleton area. On Mam Tor, also known as the shivering mountain, are the remains of a Celtic hill fort on the summit, an enclosure of 16 acres at an altitude of 1...

Castleton is an outstandingly pretty village situated at the head of the lovely Vale of Hope, in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. Castleton is surrounded on three sides by steep hills and the mighty bulk of Mam Tor looms high, 2 miles to the north west of the village. On a hill, overlooking Castleton, is the ancient Peveril Castle.

The Celts were the first peple to settle in the Castleton area. On Mam Tor, also known as the shivering mountain, are the remains of a Celtic hill fort on the summit, an enclosure of 16 acres at an altitude of 1700ft. The Celts were displaced by the Romans who started mining the rich lead viens, bringing prosperity to the area. 

Itinerary

This is a circular walk, starting and finishing in the pretty village of Castleton. From the village, we will head directly uphill, past the famous Blue John mine, to the summit of Mam Tor. After a short descent we will follow the ridge of Rushup edge, descendinng gradually until we reach the village of Perryfoot. Our return route to Castleton passes Eldon Hill before joining the Limestone Way and a rocky descent along Cave Dale past the ancient Peverill Castle. There will be an optional pub stop at the end of the walk.

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What to bring

  • Walking Boots
  • Socks
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Walking Trousers (not jeans)
  • Base Layer
  • Fleece
  • Waterproof Trousers
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Rucksack
  • Food & Water
  • Money for the  pub

Food & Drink

You will need to bring a packed lunch and at least 2 litres of water. There will be no opportunities to purchase food or drink along the route so please make sure you have all the provisions that you require when you arrive. There will be an optional pub stop at the end of the walk.

Meeting & Times

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Event Reference No:
38684