A Peak District walk that includes some less walked areas of the National Park. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes and includes walking the main ridge of Rushup Edge.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D)After parking on the old road below Mam Tor (grid ref. SK129832), take the road south and continue on the path across Windy Knoll. Cross straight over the road (grid ref. SK126826) and take the track up past Rowter Farm. As you pass the farm there are some good views behind you to Mam Tor. Carry on along the track then turn left at the end onto another limestone track. When this meets the Limestone Way at the next gate (grid ref. SK135812), turn right over Old Moor and follow the Limestone Way for 500 metres.
(1)Take the bridleway that goes off on your right through the gate in the wall (grid ref. SK132806). Follow this as it becomes a track and leads past Oxlow Rake to Woodside Farm and Oxlow End. Turn left on the road down to Old Dam Road then right along the road into Old Dam.
(2)Take the road straight on out of the village which leads up Perry Dale and is part of the Pennine Bridleway. Before you get to Perryfoot turn left up into the wood and take the path that follows an old lead mining rake vein up the hillside below Gautries Hill and the old Coalpit Hole lead mine.
(3)Continue across the fields to Sparrowpit and come out onto the road through the Memorial Hall car park. Turn left towards the Wanted Inn (worth a detour at the end of the walk) then off right through the farmyard, just before the road to Blackbrook, on a path signed to Rushup & Castleton. Pass Rushup Farm and head on across the fields to Rushop Hall. As you climb up the northern side of the Rushop valley you have good views back into it - an odd little valley bowl surrounded on all sides by the hills that overlook the much more impressive Edale, Hope, and Chapel-en-le-Frith valleys.
(4)Turn left on the road in front of Rushop Hall then at the road junction at the top, cross over and take the path that runs alongside the road and leads up to Lords Seat. You now have the views down into the Edale valley. Continue along towards Mam Tor then cross the "Mam Nick" road and take the path over the field downhill to the parking.(A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1283ft - Start: Mam Tor car park
1 : mi 1.86 - alt. 1394ft - Take bridleway to right
2 : mi 3.24 - alt. 1043ft - Take road up to Perry Dale
3 : mi 4.74 - alt. 1289ft - Continue past Gautries Hill
4 : mi 6.15 - alt. 1250ft - Take road to left at Rushup Hall
D/A : mi 8.95 - alt. 1283ft - Finish: Mam Tor car park
With the obvious attractions of the Edale loop, the countryside to the south is less dramatic but worth a look. This walk covers the limestone moors and dales to the west of Winnats pass and takes in part of the Limestone Way and Pennine Bridleway.
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Walk interest : Good
Good walk nice views great to stop halfway round for lunch
This Peak District walk explores some of the highlights of Edale and its surrounding hills. The walk includes Mam Tor, Castleton Ridge, Edale and Ruship Edge. The second half of the walk uses some quieter paths.
This Peak District route is a classic offering some great views from Rushup Edge before dropping down to the picturesque dale above Edale. The route is rarely quiet and on good days there are usually many people enjoying this walk.
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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This Peak District walk follows a relatively low level circuit of the head of the valley offering good views of the Great Ridge. You are also able to see the large landslip on the flank of Mam Tor.
This Peak District walk from Castleton takes you south and crosses some typical limestone scenery, providing some good views across the valley to Castleton's Great Ridge. You walk through Cave Dale and are also descend through the dramatic Winnats Pass.
Hollins Cross, Mam Tor and Cavedale are highlights of this Peak District walk from Castleton. The walk includes both Dark and White Peak scenery and generally follows well marked footpaths.
A Peak District walk that takes in some of the highlights of the area to the north of Castelton. The route is varied, offers some wonderful views and is generally easy to follow.
A picturesque walk with some steep climbs. Starts in Castleton and takes the limestone way through Cave Dale. The walk then works is way overland to Mam Tor and along the Great Ridge to Back Tor. From here the walk goes towards Blue John Cavern before descending via Winnat's Pass and then over the field back to Castleton. Some steep climbs most notably Mam Tor and Back Tor - also some steep and rocky terrain/descents.
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