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  • Steve25_12
    Esher, United Kingdom242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Walk
    We are NT members so parked fro free in car park and decided to follow the NT loop route up to the Tor , around to Blue John Cavern and back to car park.(There is little / no signage so make sure you have downloaded the route first) The path is steep & narrow in parts once pass the Tor but worth it for the all round views. We took it slowly and it took 2-3 hours to get back to our car. Unfortunately just 10 mins from the end the heavens opened and despite having wet weather gear we were all absolutely soaked from head to toe. However we all agreed that it was a fantastic walk and everyone enjoyed it despite the final soaking
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Laura J
    Sheffield, United Kingdom227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Views
    We visited Mam Tor on a lovely Summers afternoon and parked just round the corner near the the 'broken road'. The initial climb is quite steep from where we started but once at the top, the views are absolutely glorious and well worth the work. The sights are 360 degrees once at the summit and an amazing place to have a picnic on a nice day. I would recommend taking this this walk/hike on a nice day as I can see it getting slippy under foot if it started raining. Overall, it was a lovely hike with the bonus of fantastic views in every single direction.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Washingtonians28
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exhilarating hike
    My grandson and I loved this hike from Castleton up to Mam Tor and then we continued across the great ridge to Back Tor. It was quite strenuous for me as a 70 year old, but very doable. The view is absolutely stunning and well worth the climb.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Jo P
    Brough, United Kingdom596 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Views and Walks
    We went midweek and used the NT car park. The walk to the top was surprisingly short but then you could walk along the ridge line. There were plenty of options to turn back at any point so could make the walk as long or short as you liked. I assume it would be quite busy at weekends due to location
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Rebecca-Anne
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom1,047 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views! ⛰️
    I love the circular walk up to Mam Tor from Castleton, it’s quite a trek as we take one of the more difficult routes, it’s all good exercise though, and well worth the stunning views once you reach the top! There are lots of different routes you can take! We were lucky this time around as it was such a clear day! ☀️ The irresponsible people with there dogs roaming off leads isn’t really ideal when so many people/families are enjoying there day out! Also, all the dog poo bags they leave behind is pretty disgusting, it’s piled up in places!!! The National Trust really do need to address this, maybe put some bins around!!!?? I highly recommend this beautiful place!!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • pab
    Peak District National Park, United Kingdom280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Late afternoon sunset visit
    If you go late afternoon then you may be lucky and be able to park the car in the lay-by just past the summit. We were lucky and then did an approx 1 mile circular loop to see the sun setting. Amazing views and a must do if you can 🥳
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 January 2024
  • edinburghz123
    Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the Wait.
    First hike up Mam Tor. Previously had been put off by negative reviews of it being overcrowded. Started at Castleton and did a loop via Cave Dale then onto Mam Tor, Great Ridge and back to Castleton. Mam Tor was busy for a March sunny day but it was doable. The views are stunning and plenty of places to stop and have a breather. What I found annoying were the selfish dog owners who didn’t think the ‘keep dogs on leads’ signs applied for to them! Dodging dogs on a hairy hike up steep steps is no fun. Assume these are the same owners that left their dog poo bags swinging on the gates. Total imbeciles.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 March 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Place and Great Walk ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
    My son and grandson invited my daughter and I to get the train and walk up Mam Tor one Sunday afternoon. The train stops at Edale Station which is within ten minutes of the track to Mam Tor so it was easy and stress free. We had a drink in a lovely little cafe next to the station too. The weather was fair and although a little windy at times we loved that there was no rain and the view was clear. We walked past some sheep and cows and my three year old grandson loved the whole adventure. We made it to the summit and then walked back down again. There were quite a few people there but not too many and it was a lovely day with stunning views.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 April 2024
  • Sophie B
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mam Tor and the rest
    Get the free pamphlet from the pub/hotel The Bull's Head. Follow the route in the pamphlet and you won't go wrong. 6.5 miles to see Mam Tor and the whole of the great ridge including Back Tor and Lose Hill. Do not bring your 60 year old mother, she might not make it. Mine did because she is hardcore. Do bring lunch and a coat - its cold and windy at the top!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 June 2024
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Sophie B
Chelmsford, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Get the free pamphlet from the pub/hotel The Bull's Head.
Follow the route in the pamphlet and you won't go wrong. 6.5 miles to see Mam Tor and the whole of the great ridge including Back Tor and Lose Hill.
Do not bring your 60 year old mother, she might not make it. Mine did because she is hardcore.
Do bring lunch and a coat - its cold and windy at the top!
Written 18 June 2024
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Anastasia (@monk3yseendo)
Malaysia2,260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We decided to take a little stroll up the mountain to get a whiff of fresh air and enjoy Nature at its best. Mam Tor is also nicknamed as the infamous Shivering Mountain for its frequent landslides is located near Castleton.

We parked at the foot of the mountain and from there is an approximate 30 minute hike (per way) and back. The path is pretty easy for all ages but does get a little rocky in some places. It is also well marked with signs and numbered paths.

However, do look at the map at the carpark before you head off to the top of the mountain as you do not want to take the wrong path.

Just barely a couple of minutes of setting off up the mountain path, we were treated to 360 panoramic views. For some time there was barely a soul in sight except for some livestock grazing peacefully in the surrounding pastures.

This did give us much time to gather our thoughts and admire the view from above. However, having lost ourselves to the beauty of mother nature, we literally lost track of time and eventually even our bearings!

The climb to the top was pretty relaxing and fairly easy meandering through woodlands for a distance before opening out.

The summit is pretty much surrounded by flagstones with a tig point at the top. However, this is the part which gets a little tricky as multiple routes take you back. Should you choose the Mam Tor Circular walk, its pretty much the fastest way back.

However for the more adventurous at heart, you may choose to hike on to Loose Hill and the surrounding hills. Those would who do would be rewarded with breathe taking views.

But bear in mind the amount of Sunlight you have left and the depending on where you decided to head to, it might result in a very very long hike which could very possibly end in pitch darkness.

By the time we had arrived at the summit of Mam Tor, it was already 5pm and bear in mind that it only took us 45mins to the summit from the car park.

Therefore, assuming that it would only take us another 45 mins back to the car park, we took our time and even broke out the snack to have a picnic whilst we enjoyed the view as the sun started to set.

What we hadn’t realised was that in actual fact, we were moving further and further away from our starting point and towards another peak😨

It seemed that the local sheep were the only ones who knew what we were in for.

The first tell tale sign that things were not going the way it supposed to, was when we still had not arrived back at the car park even though it had already been an hour where as it had only taken us 30 minutes to reach the summit.

That was when we started to doubt if we had even reached the peak. After all, what lay ahead seemed to be increasingly breathe taking compared to what we had just past.

With that in mind, we pushed ahead even though it was already 6.30pm with the sun beginning to set as we thought we would be arriving back at the car park at any minute!

Despite the previous tell tale signs, having been so captivated by the beauty of mother nature, we still pushed ahead.

Although looking back at the incident today, it did take us through some very breathe taking landscape with even some instagrammable ledges, should we had known what lay ahead, we would have probably thought twice.

Given our growing weariness, we opened google maps to take a glance if we were walking in the right direction. However, to our surprise, it reflected that it would take approximately 4 hours to arrive at our starting point.

Thinking it was merely a software/GPS glitch, we pushed on and that was pretty much when things started to go sideways.

The first signs of trail trouble was when we went past a sign post labelled Losehill Pike - Ward’s Piece. This was when it dawned on us that things had started to go very wrong.

By that time, we kind of figured out that it was inevitable that a majority of the remaining journey was going to be under the “blissful” twilight.

Our first instinct was to check the amount of battery left on our mobile phones and a quick check on rations such as snacks and water in preparation for what lay ahead.

As we grappled with our dilemma, I couln’t help but notice a flock of sheep grazing in a distance.

But what really caught our eye was this 1 particular sheep which seemed to be spying at up from a distance with a really smug look on its face.

It was as though it somehow knew it was about to witness an interesting spectacle!

Deciding to go against the little voice inside us, we decided to continue pushing forward. Although the sun was already setting beyond the horizon, we thought, how hard could a 2 hour hike be? Even thought it is it pitch darkness but after all, its a paved road which was fairly flat.

That was till we discovered that although we were only 900m away from the car, it was 900m, on the other side of the mountain! Which required a short trek through a small river and a steep upslope which eventually brought us back to the main path which we had been on in the afternoon.

Although that meant that we were a step closer to the car and at lease on some sort of familiar path, it also meant that we knew how far away the far was from where we were!!!

As we were approximately 4 hours into the 6 hours hike, we started to feel pretty warm even though it was almost 0 degrees celcius with the sun almost totally gone.

Having experienced and been exposed to the early symptoms of hyperthermia previously, as tempted as we were, we decided not to loose any of the outer layers and just focus on getting back to the car.

Under such circumstances, to us, the most important was to keep a positive mind set. It helped being mentally prepared for the worst and hoping for the best. As long as you have essentials such as some biscuits and water, there’s nothing much to fret over knowing that the moon and stars will eventually take you home.

Just before twilight set in, we gingerly treaded through a paddock of fluffy sheep having an evening feast.

Unfortunately, instead of blending into the background, we seemed to have stirred up a crowd the way Beyoncé usually does!

After the eventful hike, we finally made it back to the car at 11pm in pitch darkness and was the only car left in the carpark. At least the only car aside from another car filled with teens celebrating a night of rioting and debauchery.

More photos and videos are available on our IG & Youtube ( monk3yseendo )
Written 17 May 2024
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Zoe94
Manchester, UK32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This area just gets busier and busier each year. Have been going here for years but will probably not return again or only return on a colder wetter day. Ridiculously busy on a warm weekend and completely inadequate parking for the crowds. As a NT member usually use the car park but no spaces so stupidly parked on the grass verges and got a parking ticket. Not obstructing the road or any pathways but fined nonetheless along with hundreds of others. Maybe the council could use some of the funds from fines to put up some signage to prevent others making the same mistake? Or they could install some bins and maybe the area wouldn’t be littered with poo bags. Views are great and there are some lovely walks here but the area just simply can’t handle the crowds hot weekends brings, save yourself the hassle and go somewhere quieter.
Written 5 May 2024
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mexicomango
London, UK170 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Mam Tor is a very popular tourist attraction. There are many routes to walk to it, but the easiest is from Castleton. Some walk to the starting point parking lot, some drive there. From there it's up a set of stairs, and then a long ridge. The ridge is quite well paved, so it's easy for families to spend time here and just walk along. We went on a weekday and it still relatively packed. Just keep in mind it's not your usual hike more of a tourist attraction hike.
Written 4 May 2024
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jackie h
Gloucester, UK60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Blew our heads off! So windy, but amazing views. And the little coffee van at the bottom "Bean on the Edge" was a perfect end to our little adventure. Bakewell tarts were made by the owners "Aunt Sally" and were a delicious treat.
Written 2 May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
My son and grandson invited my daughter and I to get the train and walk up Mam Tor one Sunday afternoon.
The train stops at Edale Station which is within ten minutes of the track to Mam Tor so it was easy and stress free.
We had a drink in a lovely little cafe next to the station too.
The weather was fair and although a little windy at times we loved that there was no rain and the view was clear.
We walked past some sheep and cows and my three year old grandson loved the whole adventure.
We made it to the summit and then walked back down again. There were quite a few people there but not too many and it was a lovely day with stunning views.
Written 20 April 2024
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Leeandkatie2010
Loughborough, UK363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great views for a short walk. Steps make it ready to follow the route to the top
Car park at the bottom does get busy but there are regularly discs becoming available
Written 16 April 2024
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the_Los_Palmos_7
Manchester, UK31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a beautiful landmark with amazing views but the problem is that over busy periods the traffic and the car parking is appalling. We drove with the intention of parking in Castleton but after an hour in standing traffic decided to park. There is a small car park and although there is parking along the road the council have decided to close most of the parking with double yellow lines. Realistically this attraction should be advertised with a £35 parking fine as the cost.
Written 7 April 2024
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Kevin H
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Done this walk many times, it's a decent walk with nice views of kinder, albeit somewhat crowded. But this time it was bad enough that i won't be back again. Why? There are literally plastic bags full of dogs**t everywhere (at least 30 hanging from one gate post as well as stiles, trees or just stamped into the path, it was utterly vile, you have to ask what is wrong with these people (i guess they are the same kind of idiots who have turned snowden and scafell into open air rubbish dumps). Why would anyone go into the countryside and do this - ignorant and selfish doesn't even start to cover. Avoid if you can (there are lots of walks in the peaks where these people don't go so you can escape this. No photos (trust me no one needs to see this
Written 30 March 2024
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edinburghz123
Buckinghamshire, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
First hike up Mam Tor. Previously had been put off by negative reviews of it being overcrowded. Started at Castleton and did a loop via Cave Dale then onto Mam Tor, Great Ridge and back to Castleton. Mam Tor was busy for a March sunny day but it was doable. The views are stunning and plenty of places to stop and have a breather. What I found annoying were the selfish dog owners who didn’t think the ‘keep dogs on leads’ signs applied for to them! Dodging dogs on a hairy hike up steep steps is no fun. Assume these are the same owners that left their dog poo bags swinging on the gates. Total imbeciles.
Written 24 March 2024
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