Stroll through pretty Castleton village and visit two of the area’s famous limestone caverns on foot.
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/A) Leave The Peak Hotel front door of the Peak Hotel and turn left towards the village centre, following the main road (How Lane) as it bends left. At the Old Nag’s Head follow Back Street.
(1) Turn right into the churchyard and left at the church door to exit the churchyard into Castle St. Turn left then right, signposted ‘Peak Cavern’. Beyond the stream turn left and walk between cottages to view Peak Cavern. On your return, turn left uphill past Rose Cottage.
(2) Turn left at Dales House and beyond a signpost to Speedwell Cavern, follow the stony path beyond the end of the tarmacked road.
Beyond a gate follow the path ahead along a wall with steep slopes to the left. After a gradual climb to a kissing gate descend to the road at Speedwell Cavern.
(3) Cross the road to a stile and then swing right through a gap in the wall. Aim for a squeeze stile to the left of the coach park. Turn right along the road then, beyond the coach park entrance, turn left along the metalled entrance drive to Dunscar Farm (signposted public footpath). Ignore a turning to the left, continuing along the farm drive beyond a cattle grid.
(4) Before a second cattle grid and a bridge over the Odin Sitch stream, turn right over a stile (signposted ‘Castleton via The Flats’). Follow the stream on your left for a couple of fields, passing through two squeeze stiles, before leaving the stream to follow the wall on your right aiming for Peak Cavern and Peveril Castle. Follow a narrow walled path between houses to the road (A6187).
(5) Turn left and follow the main road through the village, passing the Information Centre, to return to The Peak Hotel. (D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 627ft - The Peak Hotel
1 : mi 0.22 - alt. 663ft - Churchyard
2 : mi 0.84 - alt. 705ft - Dales House
3 : mi 1.4 - alt. 820ft - Speedwell Cavern - Dunscar Farm
4 : mi 1.82 - alt. 676ft - Odin Sitch stream
5 : mi 2.23 - alt. 643ft - A6187
D/A : mi 2.53 - alt. 627ft - The Peak Hotel
Slightly rocky in places, and may be muddy.
Pdf link : http://walksfromthedoor.co.uk/i/walks/De...
The Peak Hotel
How Lane, Castleton, Derbyshire
Tel : 01433 620247
Website : www.thepeakhotel.co.uk
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
The Old Hall Hotel and Tea Rooms, Hope
Market Place, Hope, Derbyshire
Tel : 01433 620160
Website : www.oldhallhotelhope.com
A classic ridge walk to a fine viewpoint, followed by a visit to a historic village and a pleasant riverside return.
Two spectacular limestone gorges with an optional ascent to the hillfort and viewpoint on Mam Tor.
Walk in the Peak District. Will take you from Mid to North of The Peak District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more walks, use our search engine.
The GPS track and description are the property of the author.