140 Mam Tor

They call it the 'Shivering Mountain', for Mam Tor, one of the wonders of the Peak District, is always falling down. Made of a crumbling sandwich of gritstone and shale its steep face is in constant movement. Even modern engineering is powerless and twenty years ago the A625 was abandoned after a cataclysmic upheaval that looks like the results of an earthquake. Mam Tor just has to be climbed, while the Great Ridge is a magnificent airy walk, high above the Vale of Edale and the pastoral fields of the Hope Valley.

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LOCATION: Four miles east of Chapel-en-le-Frith
START: From A625 follow signs to Blue John Cavern, roadside parking Grid ref: SK129832 Postcode: S338WA

DISTANCE: 5.5 (or 4) miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Blue John Cafe
EN ROUTE: Mam Nick, Lose Hill, Back Tor, Brockett Booth Plantation


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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