Mam Tor Circular

Circular route from Mam Tor along the ridge to Hollins Cross and Black Tor with a possible detour to Loose Hill. Return via Tor Side.

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Technical sheet
No. 13661116
A Peak Forest walk posted on 20/08/21 by gfl57. Update : 05/10/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h35[?]
Distance Distance : 4.12mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 810ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 794ft
Highest point Highest point : 1637ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 1161ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Peak District
Location Location : Peak Forest
Starting point Starting point : N 53.346196° / W 1.8153°
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Mam Tor Way

Description

(D/A) Leave the car park via the path on Northside to begin the ascent. Continue North along the substantial path. Branch northeast (right) up steps towards Mam Tor.

(1) After admiring the 360 views from the summit take a flagged path heading northeast along the ridge. Continue northeast along the ridge taking in views from the ridge. At the intersection of several paths keep to substantial path continuing along the ridge.

(2) Enjoy the views from Back Tor keeping well away from a steep drop on the Northside. Possible detour northwest along the ridge to Loose Hill here otherwise, descend the way you came.

(3) Leave path along the ridge to head southeast (left) on a path making its way gradually downslope. Take higher of two paths to continue south gradually downslope. Keep to the path as it descends South downslope.

(4) Take the road southwest (right) past Blue John mine.

(5) Leave road northwest (right) via footpath upslope. Pass through the gate and take path west (left) to join path south back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1430ft - Car park
1 : mi 0.34 - alt. 1631ft - Mam Tor
2 : mi 1.89 - alt. 1362ft - Back Tor
3 : mi 2.77 - alt. 1299ft - Leave Ridge
4 : mi 3.45 - alt. 1161ft - Road End
5 : mi 3.72 - alt. 1283ft - Blue John
D/A : mi 4.12 - alt. 1427ft - Car park

Useful Information

More info : www.graemelinford.com/walks/mam_tor.htmlParking at the start S33 8WA.
Cafe at Blue John.

More detailed route information
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