GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Lose Hill

5 miles (8 km)

Follow the Great Ridge from Mam Tor to Lose Hill on one of the most popular walks in the Peak District. Although the walk reaches a height of well over 1600ft, it is not as challenging as you might think because the start point for walk is already in an elevated position. The walk runs for a distance of about 2.5 miles, so roughly 5 miles there and back.
It's a very beautiful area with the views over the Peak District stunning for the duration of the route. You can see the Hope Valley, the Edale Valley and several of the prominent fells. The area is also geologically fascintating with several 320 million year old Carboniferousrocks.
Start the walk from the National Trust Mam Nick car park. It's located just to the south west of Mam Tor on the Sparrowpit Buxton A623.A6 Road. From here it's a short but steep climb to the 517m (1,696ft) summit of Mam Tor. The route then passes along the Great Ridge, descending to Hollins Cross before passing Back Tor and finishing on Lose Hill. It's about a 2.5 mile walk so 5 miles in total.
This ridge walk is located very close to both Edale and Castleton so you could start your walk from either of these popular Peak District villages.
To extend your walk you can visit the nearby Winnats Pass with its toweringlimestonepinnacles. You could also pick up the Pennine Way around Edale and climb towards Kinder Scout.
If you head west from the car park you can climb across Rushup Edge and visit Lord's Seatat 550m (1,804ft).

Postcode

S33 8WA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Lose Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Lose Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Ramblers on the Mam Tor Ridge (geograph 3855226)

Ramblers on the Mam Tor Ridge

The ridge path between Mam Tor and Lose Hill - geograph.org.uk - 2668719

The ridge path between Mam Tor and Lose Hill

Ridge path to Mam Tor from Hollins Cross - geograph.org.uk - 2828209

Ridge path to Mam Tor from Hollins Cross

South Ridge, Lose Hill - geograph.org.uk - 2382974

South Ridge, Lose Hill

Lose Hill - geograph.org.uk - 133431

Lose Hill. The eastern end of a superb ridge that stretches to Mam Tor - separating the Noe Valley from the Hope Valley. Photo shows the National Trust's Losehill Pike and Ward's Piece sign.

North ridge on Lose Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1036844

North ridge on Lose Hill

Ridge path to Back Tor and Lose Hill - geograph.org.uk - 2828117

Ridge path to Back Tor and Lose Hill

Footpath to Hollins Cross - geograph.org.uk - 2057039

Footpath to Hollins Cross

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Lose Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)