Start Time: 10:15
Start Point: Mam Nick car park, Castleton
Grid Ref: SK 124 833
Car Sharing: 9:30 in front of town hall (£2 contribution to fuel costs)
Distance: 7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate - Strenuous
Contact: Paul on 07809 618398
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Head out along Rushup Edge via Lord's seat which should afford us some great views out across the Vale of Edale and across to Kinder Scout. The walk continues along the edge until we drop down to Barber Booth via Chapel Gate. From Barber Booth we head back up and across to Hollins Cross and up to Mam Tor and then back to the car park.
Walk distance is about 7 miles and difficultly I would rate as Moderate to Strenuous as there is a very steady continuous climb up from Barber Booth to Mam Tor (which translates as Mother Hill).
I believe it might be a tad squelchy but that should be no surprise bearing in mind the amount of rain and snow that has fallen recently. I therefore recommend gaiters, gloves and hats.
Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
Strenuous - walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.
Please note you should wear suitable footwear and clothing for the time of year. Take waterproofs, food and water and either additional clothing for winter walks / poor weather and sun cream and extra water for summer walks. The walk leader can refuse anyone who they do not feel is able or prepared for the walk.