Castleton to Hollins Cross Circular Walk
The Castleton to Hollins Cross Circular is a fantastic walking route in Derbyshire that will take you through the picturesque countryside to the top of the Great Ridge for some amazing views of the Peak District. This walk offers a great mix of urban village walkways, open fields, and rugged hilltop terrain that will be sure to keep you engaged while out on the trail. Although this route avoids walking the summit of the very busy Mam Tor, there will likely be a good number of walkers along the ridge, so be sure to arrive early.
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Route Description for Castleton to Hollins Cross Circular Walk
Walking the Castleton to Hollins Cross Circular Walk in Peak District National Park is a great experience, not only because of the amazing views along the Great Ridge but also due to the historic villages and points of interest that you will pass along the way. Near the beginning of the walk, you will pass several karst caverns and remnants of the Blue John mining operations that were once prominent in this area.
The trail works past these features and begins climbing uphill with the iconic Mam Tor on your left before arriving at the top of the Great Ridge near Hollins Cross. From here, you will traverse the ridge towards the east, taking in the amazing views that sweep across the Hope Valley and the wider Peak District area. After making your way over the summits of Back Tor and Lose Hill, descend the steep hillside and cut across the picturesque fields to return to the historic village of Castleton where you began.
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Getting to the Castleton to Hollins Cross Circular Walk Trailhead
To reach the car park for the Castleton to Hollins Cross Circular from Hope, head west on Castleton Road/A6187 for 2.4 km and turn right onto Cross Street. After 0.6 km, keep right onto Old Mam Tor Road and follow it for 0.5 km to find parking on the left.
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