Mam Tor and The Great Ridge

Castles, Crags, Mountains and Moorland

A Guided Hike to the Skyline of the Hope Valley

Hope Valley near Castleton

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate – Altitude Gain: 505m – Distance: 8.5 miles (13.6km) Time: 4-5 Hours

A classic, beautiful walk starting in Castleton, taking in the remains of Peveril Castle and the Limestone Way before reaching the high ridge along Mam Tor. Castleton is a lively village, situated in the heart of the Hope Valley. Home to numerous real ale pubs, cosy bed and breakfasts and surrounded by stunning and dramatic scenery this is a hill walker’s dream.

The circular route swiftly leaves the bustle of Castleton behind, steeply ascending to the remains of Peveril Castle. Standing over the valley, this was once a formidable Norman fortress. We pass this impressive landmark walking along the Limestone Way – a national trail that goes through Derbyshire – continuing our ascent up the dry riverbed in the Cavedale Valley.

Mam Tor
The scenery begins to open up and becomes quite dramatic as we gain the ridge of the impressive Mam Tor heading towards Hollins Cross. From the ridge you can see spectacular views into the valley with Castleton, Hope and Edale in view. Just beyond is the imposing Black Tor, the highest point along this great ridge, seemingly increasing in size, as we approach. Here there is the option to climb over the top or skirt along the edges. After passing Back Tor, our final “peak” on the Great Ridge is Lose Hill, where it’s here that we’ll begin our journey back into the bustle of the valley floor.

A steep descent over moorland and heather, farmer’s fields and dry stonewalls brings us down back into Castleton; the perfect place to enjoy a pint and cheers to a successful, satisfying day in the mountains.

Group Experience Days

Whether you would like a day tailored towards school groups, company team building, a charity event, a celebratory birthday experience, or something a little more suited to Stag/Hen do’s (or something else entirely): please continue reading about group experience days.

Prices

Private Guided Walks

Our private guided walks will be tailored for you and your group, giving you the freedom and flexibility to make your day your own. We can educate you about navigation, the flora, fauna, geology or any aspect of hiking you like or simply show you our favorite spots of the UK. You will have your own personal Mountain Leader for the day fully insured, trained and qualified, with many years of experience under their belt.

For private trips, all we need is a £100 deposit to reserve the date. The balance and participant numbers are due 30 days before the activity.

Number of People Price Per Person Book Now
1 person
(private guided)
£269 BOOK NOW
2 people
(private guided)
£135 BOOK NOW
3 People
(private guided)
£99 BOOK NOW
4 People
(private guided)
£75 BOOK NOW
5 People
(private guided)
£65 BOOK NOW
6 People
(private guided)
£59 BOOK NOW
7-24 People
(private guided)
£55 BOOK NOW
25+ People
(private guided)
£49 BOOK NOW

Night Hike Pricing
For walks that start exceptionally early or late, such as sunrise, sunset or night hikes.
This is any walk that starts earlier than 7am or later than 3pm.

Number of People Price Per Person Book Now
1 person
(private guided)
£299 BOOK NOW
2 people
(private guided)
£149 BOOK NOW
3 People
(private guided)
£109 BOOK NOW
4 People
(private guided)
£89 BOOK NOW
5 People
(private guided)
£75 BOOK NOW
6-20 People
(private guided)
£65 BOOK NOW
21+ People
(private guided)
£59 BOOK NOW

Includes:

  • Qualified and insured mountain leader with mountain first aid certification
  • Insurance
  • Professional event organisation

Kit List

To see a full and comprehensive list of clothing and equipment you’ll need for walking up Mam Tor please see our Kit List page.

Call us on 01904 500094 or email us at info@lostearthadventures.co.uk to discuss what we can do for you.

Information

Children under 18 and older than 7 are most welcome on our activities but please let us know when booking how many and what ages they are. We have no upper age limit, as long as you have the determination and a sense of adventure!

If you wish to complete this challenge successfully we definitely recommend that you are reasonably fit and that you are able to carry a light daypack with you for the duration of the hike.

To view the terms and conditions of booking a course in the UK please click here.

At Lost Earth Adventures we are aware of the concerns for the health and safety of your group.

  • We have an Adventurous Activities Association License (AALA License)
  • We have detailed risk assessments for every activity we run
  • Lost Earth Adventures has full public and product liability insurance
  • All staff working with children have undergone DBS (formally CRB) checks
  • We have a child protection policy
  • We have fully qualified instructors

All of these documents are available on request. To read more about our AALA License and our safety policies click here

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