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Castleton Walks and Walking Guide

Peak District, Derbyshire

Castleton, Hope and Edale are 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 all have GPS 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 easy3.00
1519Speedwell Cavern circular from Casteltoneasy4.25
1521Cave Dale and Winnats Pass from Castletoneasy4.50
3426Lose Hill & Hollins Cross from Castleton easy/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 Castleton easy/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 and Rushup Edgemoderate7.00
1090Stanage Edge from Dennis Knoll, nr. Bamfordmoderate7.00
1270North and South of Abneyeasy/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
2588Win Hill & Hope Crossmoderate7.50
1159Grindsbrook & Edale Head from Edalemoderate7.50
1300Hope Cross & Ringing Roger from Edalemoderate8.00
3350The Summit of Kinder Scout via The Cloughsmoderate8.50
1100Abney Moor & Bretton Clough from Hucklowmoderate8.50
1286Castleton Ridge from Hope villagemoderate8.50
2595The Great Ridge from Edalemoderate8.50
2548Stanage Edge from Hathersagemoderate8.50
1688Old Dam & Sparrowpit from Mam Tor moderate9.00
2520Higger Tor & the Longshaw Estatemoderate9.00
1014Coombs Dale, Longstone Edge & Pilsleymoderate10.00
1264Rushup Edge & Crowden Tower from Edalemoderate10.00
3540The Derwent Edge from Cutthroat Bridgemoderate10.00
1295Ringing Roger & Edale Cross from Edalemoderate10.00
1273Burbage Rocks & Padley Gorge from Hay Woodmoderate11.00
2599Kinder, Edale and Castleton Ridge from Hopemod/hard13.50
1098Howden Edge from Derwent Valleymod/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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