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50 Years British Coal Rambling Club

B Walk 14-Jul-2019 Leader: Kevin Gascoigne  
Distance (miles): 8.10   Ascent (feet): 987  Difficulty: Moderate

CASTLETON CIRCULAR
Derbyshire (T.B.C.)

Description:

We start our walk today in the popular Derbyshire village of Castleton, famous for its Caverns and mines and in the shadow of the ‘Shivering Mountain’ of Mam Tor. We leave the village by a path along a stream of Odin Sitch to pass by the remains of the Odin Mine, we then walk a couple of hundred yards along the old road which collapsed in 1979 when Mam Tor ‘shivered’. We then have an ascent through Mam Farm to reach Hollins Cross, the ascent of which will be taken at a very steady pace. Upon reaching Hollins Cross we will take a coffee stop to enable a study of the beautiful view over both the Hope Valley and the Vale of Edale looking towards Kinder Scout, to your left you will see Mam Tor and to your right Lose Hill. This section is called the Great Ridge, and the views are magnificent. We will walk a short way along this ridge, but before reaching Back Tor, we will begin our descent via Lose Hill farm towards Hope. After passing beneath the main Sheffield to Manchester railway line, we will walk via Birchfield park and Aston to reach Hope Station and use a bridge to cross the railway once more. A short walk along the road will bring us into Hope Village, and our Lunch stop at the Old Hall Inn, which as well as being an excellent pub, also has Edwardian Tea Rooms attached. After lunch we will walk a well walked route alongside Peakshole water, passing near to the cement works, and through fields into Castleton where there are plenty of shops, cafes and six pubs, at the end of our walk.

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