GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mam Tor Circular Walk

3 miles (4.5 km)

This 517m (1,696ft) hill in the Peak District affords fabulous views over the surrounding area. This circular walk starts at the car park at the southern side of the hill and takes you to the summit on well defined walking trails and stone steps. The scenery is beautiful and dramatic with fine views over the Hope Valley and Edale Valley. The area is also geologically significant with Mam Tor consisting of 320 million year old Carboniferousrocks.
From the summit you descend to Hollins Cross before turning south and continuing your descent to Mam Farm and Little Mam Tor. At Winnats Head Farm you turn west to return to the finish point.
The hill can also be reached on the other side of the great ridge from the villages of Castleton or Hope. See the Mam Tor Walk From Hope Walk for full details of this route.
If you would like to continue your walking then the nearby Kinder Scout is a good option. It is the highest point in the Peak District and affords fabulous views to Manchester, Snowdonia and Winter Hill.
You could also try the Castleton Circular Walk and visit the toweringlimestonepinnacles at Winnats Pass before climbing the 476m (1,562ft) high Lose Hill for more great views of the Hope Valley.
Another great option is to try the Great Ridge Walk from Mam Tor to Lose Hil. This takes you across a stunning ridge with more wonderful views to enjoy.

Mam Tor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mam Tor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Mam Tor ramparts - geograph.org.uk - 2744319

Mam Tor ramparts

Footpath to the top of Mam Tor - geograph.org.uk - 943707

Stone slab stepped footpath leading to the top of Mam Tor. The path has been laid by the local council to prevent further erosion by walkers, who were destroying the landscape with their feet.

Mam Tor and Treak Cliff Cavern - geograph.org.uk - 2743197

The Tor and Treak Cliff Cavern

Footpath down Mam Tor - geograph.org.uk - 2091195

A walker descends the ridge

Mountain bikers at Hollins Cross - geograph.org.uk - 1172542

Mountain bikers at Hollins Cross. A group on an activity holiday at Edale youth hostelstops at the top of a steep climb up from Edale.

Great Ridge, between Edale and Hope Valley - geograph.org.uk - 1077590

Great Ridge, between Edale and Hope Valley. View toward Hollins Cross and Lose Hill

Little Mam Tor - geograph.org.uk - 23656

Little Mam Tor

Mam Farm - geograph.org.uk - 2366498

Mam Farm

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Mam Tor.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

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