Starting from the village of Castleton at the head of the Hope valley and the home of Blue John and Peveril Castle, we first take the steady climb to the top of Lose hill with commanding views in every direction, and legends of giants.
From there we follow the undulating ridge descending Back Tor to Hollin’s Cross where the coffin route passes from Edale to Hope.
Then it’s a steady climb to Mam Tor an Iron age hill fort from 1200BC. We then circle the end of the valley to descend steeply down Cave dale to the side of the castle back into the village.
Distance: 10 miles
Leader: Mick Cornfield