CASTLETON 29th August 2021


Castleton was the venue for the final walk in August. The weather was overcast but stayed dry all day.

Anne and Helen led their group from Bamford Church in Hope Valley across the fields to Ashton Hall, over Lose Hill and progressed to Castleton. A neat day’s walking.

Each of the other groups ascended Mam Tor from different directions.

The Oldhams headed directly for Kinder Downfall from Birchen Clough Bridge at the foot of the Snake. Crossing the Tor they headed for Lose Hill via Grindsbrook Clough.

Stuart’s group followed the Pennine Way from Featherbed Moss on the top of the Snake, across Mill Hill and over the Tor, descending by the Limestone Way. There was a bitterly cold wind on the ridge and they needed a good pace just to keep warm.

Mike James started at Lose Hill and headed for the Tor. They descended to Castleton by Cave Dale.

Huw and Steve led their small group up to the Tor and along to Lose Hill. They returned via Hope village where they just happened to encounter a beer festival.

A fine way to end a good day’s walking.


Thank you Stuart, Howie, Mike J and Christine for a fine selection of photos.

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Next Walks

Sunday 12th September 2021 – Coniston via Torver

5.30 p.m. departure

Northbound to Preston, M6 north to junction 36, A590 through Newby Bridge and Penny Bridge, A5084 to Torver, A593 to Coniston. Park in Coniston. Morning coffee stop at Burton services.

Sunday 26th September 2021 – Glenridding via Kirkstone

5.30 p.m. departure

 Northbound to Preston, M6 north to junction 36, A590/A591 to Windermere, A592 over the Kirkstone Pass to Glenridding. Park in Glenridding. Morning coffee stop at Burton services.

 Sunday 10th October 2021 – To be arranged


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