Welcome to Mother’s Hill – or Mam Tor as the locals know her. This hill is situated near Castleton and stands 517 meters high. This is one of the most notorious walks located in the Peak District of Derbyshire and is well worth a visit. And if you’re not heading out that way, you’re doing something wrong.
Mam Tor Insights
Sitting on the edge of the Dark Peak and White Peak, you are in for a treat with astounding views of the limestone terrain of the Peak District – such as Winnats Pass dry gorge.
Don’t forget the camera because you won’t want to miss the views of Manchester in the distance – which can be seen on very clear days.
Mam Tor is one of the most popular ridges of the Peak District and links up the western Great Ridge and the eastern Rushup Edge.
Sitting below the hill you can enjoy the many caverns of Castleton including Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, and Treak Cliff Cavern. So, once you’ve enjoyed the views up top, why not enjoy the hidden wonders of the earth. However, it’s suggested that you explore the caves with the support of a guided group tour.
Things To Do Nearby
Not only can you benefit from the stunning scenery found here, but there is also plenty to do nearby. Located just a stone’s throw away, you can head over to Peveril Castle and marvel at the stunning views of these castle remnants. Further, you can head away from Mam Tor and embrace the famous Kinder Scout – one of the more challenging walks of the Peak District.
If you get peckish whilst you’re here, there are plenty of eateries to keep you going. Our favourite pick is The Bull’s Head, situated in the nearby hamlet of Foolow. For those of you with dogs, this family-owned restaurant will offer your entire gang a warm welcome and you relax in the sun with a refreshing pint.
How To Get There
You can access Mam Tor by road from Castleton, you just need to head down the main road west up Winnat’s Pass – the Mam Nick car park is located at grid ref: SK123832.
You can find Mam Tor by train – the nearest serving stations are Edale and Hope. Finding Mam Tor from here should be self-explanatory. You can also access the hill by bus to Castleton via Winnat’s Pass.
For those of you who want to cycle, you can travel two miles to Mam Tor from Chapel-en-le-Firth.
If you want to make a weekend break of it, you’re in luck because there are countless B&Bs nearby. The closest to Mam Tor is the Edale Gathering, which is a family-owned glamping site – why put bring your own tent when someone can erect one for you.
Mam Tor is the perfect way to enjoy the historical Peak District. Packed with exciting walks, plenty of photo opportunities, and tons of attractions nearby, what are you waiting for?