Castleton stroller – a day’s walk through stunning Peak District scenery
Join us for a gentle 8 mile day walk through some of the finest scenery in the Peak District along a route that is jam-packed with variety.
This is one of our day walks which are perfect for trying-out the Large Outdoors’ experience – with gentle strolling that enables you to have a good natter to the guide to find out more about us as well as get to know other members of the group.
For this one we’ve picked the picture postcard village of Castleton as our starting point.
We meet in the main Visitor Centre and Car Park where there’s ample parking and toilet facilities.
Once we’ve all congregated our guide will brief you on the day’s walk and give you the opportunity to ask any questions before we head out on a route of mainly bridleways and footpaths.
To begin with we follow the Limestone Way through impressive craggy scenery and the gorge of Cave Dale before emerging into true Dales landscape – rolling green hills and stone walls.
From there we begin our climb to reach the summit of Mam Tor (517 metres high), a peak more evocatively known as the Shivering Mountain. Don’t be put off by the name though as the climb is gentle and worth the extra effort once you reach the summit.
Here you can see how Mam Tor is on the edge of the Dark Peak (gritstone) and the White Peak (limestone) with fantastic views across the National Park including the gorge at Winnats Pass. Don’t forget to bring your camera as we’ll be enjoying our sandwiches on the top while we soak up those views.
Summit done and dusted we dip down the ridge to Hollins Cross lingering again to marvel at the views across to the Kinder Massif and the gentler dales scenery opening up the way back to Castleton.
From here we follow the ‘coffin road’ so-called as it was once used by mourners from Edale to reach Castleton’s church but today is a much happier route, we’re glad to say, as we stroll back with the prospect of finishing up at a tea room!
Duration: 1 day
Age: Over 18’s only
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome on this walk
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
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