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Castleton Walks and Walking Guide

Peak District, Derbyshire

Find circular walks from Castleton, Hope and Edale which are all great places for walking. A variety of accommodation and camping is available. The area also has many cafés, pubs and restaurants and excellent local amenities. Public transport is available with regular buses serving Castleton. There are also railway stations at Hope and Edale. Highlights include the Great Castleton Ridge, Kinder Scout from Edale, Higger Tor and the gritstone edges plus the Monsal Trail.

All walks are free to download and print and have mapping and GPX files. The routes listed below range from circular family walks to longer full day hikes. It is also worth noting that there are enough walks in the immediate vicinity so travelling far is not required.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1831Mam Tor & Hollins Cross from Mam Nick easy3.00
1519Catleton & Speedwell Cavern Circulareasy4.25
1521Cave Dale and Winnats Pass from Castletoneasy4.50
3426Lose Hill & Hollins Cross from Castletoneasy/mod5.00
1093Higger Tor & Burbage Rocks from Longshaweasy/mod5.30
1650Miller's Dale & Cressbrook Dale from Tideswell Daleeasy/mod5.50
1113Ringing Roger & Grindslow Knoll from Edalemoderate5.50
1665Hollins Cross & Lose Hill from Castletoneasy/mod6.00
1706Win Hill from Hopeeasy/mod6.50
1087Mam Tor & Cave Dale from Castletonmoderate6.50
2522Rushup Edge & Edale from Mam Nickmoderate7.00
1368Mam Tor, Upper Booth & Rushup Edge from Mam Nickmoderate7.00
1090Stanage Edge from Dennis Knollmoderate7.00
1270Abney Circulareasy/mod7.20
2515The River Derwent, Curbar, Baslow & Froggatt Edgeseasy/mod7.50
1080Shatton Moor and Offerton from Bradwelleasy/mod7.50
2591Crook Hill & Ladybower Reservoireasy/mod7.50
1159Grindsbrook & Edale Head from Edalemoderate7.50
2588Win Hill & Hope Crossmoderate7.50
1300Hope Cross & Ringing Roger from Edalemoderate8.00
1100Abney Moor & Bretton Clough from Hucklowmoderate8.50
2548Stanage Edge from Hathersagemoderate8.50
2595Castleton Great Ridge from Edalemoderate8.50
3350Kinder Scout Summit from Edalemoderate8.50
1286Castleton Great Ridge & Mam Tor from Hopemoderate8.50
1688Old Dam & Sparrowpit from Mam Nick moderate9.00
2520Higger Tor & the Longshaw Estatemoderate9.00
3540The Derwent Edge from Cutthroat Bridgemoderate10.00
1264Rushup Edge & Crowden Tower from Edalemoderate10.00
1295Ringing Roger & Edale Cross from Edalemoderate10.00
1014Coombs Dale, Longstone Edge & Pilsley from Calvermoderate10.00
1273Burbage Rocks & Padley Gorge from Hay Woodmoderate11.00
2599Kinder Scout and Castleton Ridge from Hopemod/hard13.50
1098Howden Edge & Derwent Valley from Fairholmesmod/hard14.00
2615The Kinder Edges from Edalemod/hard18.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 35 from Castleton when measured in a straight line.

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