Lord’s Seat & Mam Tor Walk
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The Lord’s Seat & Mam Tor Walk is a fun route in the Peak District that requires a bit of uphill walking in order to reach several scenic viewpoints. Along the trail, you will cross the valley floor and climb up to an amazing plateau lookout before traversing Mam Tor and The Great Ridge. Bring plenty of snacks and don’t forget your camera for this amazingly scenic route in Derbyshire.
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Route Description for Lord’s Seat & Mam Tor Walk
Even with the steep sections of trail that climb up The Great Ridge, the Lord’s Seat & Mam Tor Walk is a popular outdoor activity in the Peak District due to the scenic views overlooking the charming valley and the chance to visit the iconic Mam Tor. Setting out from the trailhead at the Fieldhead Campsite, the trail initially heads north before turning sharply to the southwest to cut across the open farmland that makes up the valley floor.
After crossing over the River Noe, you will begin to climb uphill to reach the small plateau known as the Lord’s Seat, where you will have a great sightline overlooking the Edale Valley. From here, make your way east along the ridge and climb slightly uphill to the summit of Mam Tor, where you will have some more spectacular views. Continue along the ridge to Hollins Cross, where you will descend the hillside and make your way back across the valley on the return to Edale.
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Getting to the Lord’s Seat & Mam Tor Walk Trailhead
To reach the Lord’s Seat and Mam Tor Walk car park from Hope Valley, head west for 3.9 km along Hathersage Road and make a right turn on Edale Road. Continue on for 7.6 km and turn right, following the road for 0.3 km to find the car park on the right at the Fieldhead Campsite
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