The Castleton Ridge in Derbyshire is one of the great ridge walks in the Peak District. Starting from Hope the walk includes Lose Hill and Mam Tor before returning via Castleton to the start.
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)From the centre of the village walk north along the Edale road to reach a signed footpath on your left (Grid ref. SK 171838) which is just before the lane down to Kilhill Bridge. Follow this for a short way to a cross path and turn right. This path leads without any further navigational problems to Lose Hill Farm from the where the path continues rather more steeply on to the summit of Lose Hill. A topograph provides details of the extensive panorama that is available from here, which includes Kinder Scout, Win Hill and the length of the Castleton Ridge.
(1)Continue along the ridge to Back Tor, Hollins Cross and Mam Tor. The views are good on both sides with Edale to your right and the Hope Valley to your left. Descend from Mam Tor to the road. Turn left and left again down a footpath to reach a road (Grid ref. SK 125831).
(2)Go straight across the road to join a footpath taking the left fork when the path divides. Go straight across the next road and continue on the path to Winnats Head Farm. Follow the road down through Winnats Pass past the entrance to Speedwell cavern to locate a path on your right (Grid ref. SK 139827).
(3)Take this path and follow to Castleton village. Continue through the village and follow the A6187 towards Hope. In under half a kilometre from the village centre take a signed path on your right (Grid ref. SK 153831). Continue on this path crossing a railway line to reach a lane (Grid ref. SK 171832). Turn left up the lane into Hope village.(A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Hope village
1 : mi 1.91 - alt. mi 1.91 - Lose Hill
2 : mi 4.31 - alt. mi 4.31 - Cross road to footpath
3 : mi 5.26 - alt. mi 5.26 - Take righthand path
D/A : mi 7.92 - alt. mi 7.92 - Hope village
This route starts from the village of Hope, where parking is available on the south side of the A6187 (Grid ref. SK171834), and ascends Lose Hill before following the Castleton Ridge to Mam Tor. It then descends to Castleton vis Winnats Pass before ending with a pleasant riverside stroll back to Hope.
Note - This walk was undertaken during the Hope village "Well Dressing" and it is worth exploring the village to see the dressed wells. Check with the local tourist information offices for dates.
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Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 3.50/4
Routemap quality : 3.50/4
Walk interest : 3.50/4
Global average : 3.50/4
Date of walk : 08/04/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good
Very busy like Meadowhall but lovely walk
Date of walk : 04/02/18
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good
Didnt get lost so thats a bonus...
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