Our final day in the Peak District meant we had to leave by about 2pm at the latest so we all went for a nice walk from Mam Tor to Lose Hill.
Date: 17th March 2016 Distance: 13.6km (8.45 Miles) Parking: Castleton Church
Start Location: Castleton Ascent (m/ft): 635m (2083ft) Weather:

Mostly Sunny, Cloudy to Start

Time Started: 08:15 Highest Point: Mam Tor (517m/1696ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 4 Hours 24 Minutes        
Route: Castleton - Cave Dale - Limestone Way - Windy Knoll - Mam Tor (517m/1696ft) - Hollins Cross - Barker Bank - Back Tor - Lose Hill (476m/1562ft) - Castleton

The start of todays walk took us up Cave Dale and along the start of the Limestone Way. This little dale next to Castleton is breathtaking!

Steep sided with caves about and a view up to the Castle.

The view up to the Castle.


Height is gained quite quickly up Cave Dale.


The view back to the Castle ruins.


Looking back to Lords Seat from the path to Mam Tor summit.

Hazy view - the sun is meant to come out today by about 11am.
Nick marching to the summit.
Nick, Alice and myself on the summit of Mam Tor.
The spectacular ridge walk to Lose Hill - lots of Duke of Edinburgh students about today.
Hollins Cross and Lose Hill.
Looking back to Mam Tor with the Iron Age ditch clearly seen.
Walking onto Back Tor and Lose Hill.
Sunshine down in Edale.
Back Tor and Lose Hill beyond.
Back Tor - the next steep bit of ascent.
The view back to Hollins Cross.
Taking it all in...
Breathtaking...
Alice also enjoying the view.
Onwards to Lose Hill!
Lose Hill summit direction marker. The view is back along the ridge to Mam Tor.
A final shot of the path as we make our way round to a path that takes us into Castleton. The sun was finally out and we all got a little burnt! In March!