Sunday 1st January 2006

The New Year started with a return to a favourite walk, the ridge walk from Mam Tor to Lose Hill with the added bonus of  first walking  through stunning Cave Dale. After the recent snow and rain the high cloud and calm weather made for muddy but otherwise ideal walking conditions with great views. As it was New Years Day the steps up to and summit of Mam Tor are best compared with a typical city centre on Saturday but once past Hollins Cross the crowds disappeared.

Start: Car park in Hope (SK 1709 8348)

Route:

Hope - Castleton - Cave Dale -   Windy Knoll - Mam Tor (TP) - Hollins Cross - Barker Bank -   Back Tor - Lose Hill - Hope

Distance: 9.25 miles     Ascent: 544 metres      Time Taken: 4 hrs 55 mins

Weather: Cloudy with a slight breeze

Pub Visited: The Poachers Arms, Hope    Ale Drunk: Black Sheep Bitte

Route Map >>

 

Lose Hill

Lose Hill from the Hope to Castleton road with the path down from the top clearly visible.

Cave Dale

The entrance to Cave Dale

Pevril Castle

Pevril Castle from Cave Dale with Back Tor (left) and Lose Hill behind.

Rushup Edge

Rushup Edge from the steps up to Mam Tor.

Mam Tor to Lose Hill

The view from Mam Tor to Lose Hill.

Kinder Scout

Edale and Kinder Scout from the path to Hollins Cross.

To Hollins Cross.

A busy path to Hollins Cross with Barker Bank, Back Tor and Lose Hill looking quieter.

Mam Tor

Mam Tor from Back Tor, with Rushup Edge to the right, as the sun starts to disappear.

Lose Hill

The final ascent of the day up to Lose Hill, with Win Hill visible in the distance (far right)

 

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