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Old Dam & Sparrowpit from Mam Tor
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Photo from the walk - Old Dam & Sparrowpit from Mam Tor

Nat Park - Peak District - Great Ridge Castleton

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Andy Chaplin

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 1125 feet / 341 metres

Time - 5 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

A Peak District walk that includes some less walked areas of the National Park. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes and includes walking the main ridge of Rushup Edge. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Dark Peak Walks

Dark Peak WalksGuidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys.
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