Christmas Great Ridge Walk Castleton, Peak District
Guided Walking in the Peak District
Christmas on the most popular walk in the PeaksAvailable weekends from late November until Christmas. Mid week dates also available on request for groups of 3 or more.
Maximum group size - 10 people
Clear your head and get in the Christmas spirit on this fabulous walk in the Peak District.
The walk starts out below Mam Tor with a steady climb of about 150m (600ft) up to the top of the famous Mam Tor (or Shivering Mountain) at a height of 517m. From here we'll experience "one of the top ten views in England".
Next we follow along the Great Ridge towards Hollin's Cross, from where we continue along the ridge to Back Tor for another great view point. We continue on the ridge and also have an option of adding on a walk to the stunning Winnats Pass and the old abandoned road below Mam Tor for those who wish.
After the walk you're free if you wish to enjoy the remainder of the day in beautiful Castleton and experience the Christmas lights as darkness falls.
Meet: Old Mam Tor Road at 09:30
Grade: Fairly Easy
Height Gain: 350m/1100ft
Price: £404% booking fee (capped at £5) +VAT will be applied.
The walk is mostly on good tracks and smaller footpaths and includes 2 fairly short but steep hills, and a longer climb of about 250m (900ft). At any time of year there could be some muddy sections and some sections of the path are rough and stony. There is a fairly long descent from Hollin's Cross which is a little steep in places and can be slippery when wet so footwear with good grip is required.