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This hugely popular Peak District walk visits the dramatic summit of Mam Tor and traverses the Great Ridge that separates Edale from the Hope Valley.
Our route starts and finishes in Castleton and tags every major summit on this classic Derbyshire walk, including Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill.
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The Great Ridge rolls and undulates without every feeling exposed, with views stretching from Kinder Scout to Win Hill and Stanage Edge.
The 517m peak of Mam Tor, which means ‘Mother Hill’, is the standout attraction of the route, with the distinctive landslips on its eastern face delivering spectacular visual appeal. The ruined A625 road that runs beneath Mam Tor’s famous cliffs is also worth exploring if you get time – as are the pubs and cafes of Castleton and Hope.
This route was voted 10th in a 2017 ITV poll to find Britain’s Favourite Walk.
TOG VERDICT: A beautiful and technically simple walk right in the heart of the Peak District, which showcases everything that’s great about Britain’s oldest National Park.