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Hope village car park

Hope Valley's Great Ridge, Peak District

Take this ridgeline horseshoe to discover 11th Century castles, 'shivering' mountains and arguably the best ridge route in the Peak District - 14.5km, 500m of ascent, estimated 4.5 hours duration

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Hope Valley's Great Ridge, Peak District
Hope Valley's Great Ridge, Peak District

Time & Location

25 Feb 2024, 10:45 – 15:30

Hope village car park, Hope, Hope Valley S33, UK

About the event

Set foot above the Hope Valley you'll enjoy fabulous views from summits and all the along the ridgeline to the Kinder Plateau, Edale and Hope Valleys and either Winnats Pass or Derwent Edge.  There's plenty more to discover too, including 11th century castle (Peveril), a "shivering mountain" (Mam Tor), one of the earliet forms of access land (Ward's Piece), and a pinfold (in Hope) where stray sheep were once gathered up.

The route's highlight though is The Great Ridge - a continuous ridgeline between Lose Hill and Mam Tor.  Separating the Edale (Noe) and Hope valleys, it also runs along the boundary between Dark Peak millstone/gritstone moorland to the north, and White Peak limestone dales to the south.

Mam Tor's geology is the cause of its shivers (or landslips), which have taken place over the last 4000+ years.  A weak layer of shale lies between the gritstone and limestone areas and causes the landslips.  The most famous of these destroyed the A625 in 1974, whose broken remants can still be seen on Mam Tor's soutern slopes.

Don't underestimate this walk though, it can be tough in low visibility/high winds and you'll need to pay attension to navigate at lower levels through fields.

Tickets

  • Casual Hikers

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