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)
- Castleton - Cave Dale - Windy Knoll - Mam Tor
(TP) - Hollins Cross -
Distance: 9.25 miles Ascent: 544 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 55 minutes
Weather: Cloudy with a slight breeze
Pub visited: The Poachers Arms, Hope Ale Drunk: Black Sheep Bitter
Lose Hill from the Hope to Castleton road with the path down from the top clearly visible.
The entrance to Cave Dale.
Pevril Castle from Cave Dale with Back Tor (left) and Lose Hill behind.
Rushup Edge from the steps up to Mam Tor.
The view from Mam Tor to Lose Hill.
Edale and Kinder Scout from the path to Hollins Cross.
A busy path to Hollins Cross with Barker Bank, Back Tor and Lose Hill looking quieter.
Mam Tor from Back Tor, with Rushup Edge to the right, as the sun starts to disappear.
The final ascent of the day up to Lose Hill, with Win Hill visible in the distance (far right)
Next walk Black
Rocks 4th January 2006
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