Castleton, Mam Tor and Rushup Edge Day Walk


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16km (10 miles)

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Castleton is an outstandingly pretty village situated at the head of the lovely Vale of Hope, in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. Castleton is surrounded on three sides by steep hills and the mighty bulk of Mam Tor looms high, 2 miles to the north west of the village. On a hill, overlooking Castleton, is the ancient Peveril Castle.

The Celts were the first peple to settle in the Castleton area. On Mam Tor, also known as the shivering mountain, are the remains of a Celtic hill fort on the summit, an enclosure of 16 acres at an altitude of 1700ft. The Celts were displaced by the Romans who started mining the rich lead viens, bringing prosperity to the area. 


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