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Peak District - Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and The Devil's Arse
Peak District - Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and The Devil's Arse

Sat, 02 Apr

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Castleton

Peak District - Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and The Devil's Arse

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Time & Location

02 Apr 2022, 08:00 – 03 Apr 2022, 20:00

Castleton, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WS, UK

About the Event

We drive in our party minibus to the Peak District where we will be playing around The Devil's Arse, which lies not too far from Andrew's Knob and Penis Stone (it is spelt Penistone, but we prefer our take on it) set between the Nether End and Cheese Bottom, on a trip that will leave you gagging for more.

This trip includes a visit 

What you will see and do this weekend hiking adventure:

Climb to the top of Mam Tor

Mam Tor is a 517 m (1,696 ft) hill. Its name means "mother hill", so called because frequent landslips on its eastern face have resulted in a multitude of "mini-hills" beneath it. These landslips, which are caused by unstable lower layers of shale, also give the hill its alternative name of Shivering Mountain. 

Get your Insta photos at Winnats Pass

Winnats Pass, located to the west of Castleton, is an impressive limestone gorge in the White Peak area of the Peak District. Its name is short for ‘wind gates’ due to the constant swirling wind through the gorge.

We will take our time allowing you 15 minutes so you can take tons of pictures as you please.

Conquer the Castle 

Peveril Castle is a ruined 11th-century castle overlooking the village of Castleton. The castle has stunning views across the Hope Valley and Cave Dale. 

Explore hidden valley 

Cavedale is a  picturesque dry limestone valley. The valley sides are almost perpendicular and over 50 metres in height. The dale rises gently after leaving Castleton for approximately 200 metres before becoming steeper culminating in a fine viewpoint down the dale taking in Peveril Castle with Lose Hill behind. After the viewpoint the dale swings west and levels out with gentle gradients, becoming just a shallow depression as it peters out onto the open pastureland between Castleton and Chapel-en-le-Frith. 

Lead the Great Ridge

Great Ridge is a ridge separating the vales of Edale and Castleton. It extends for approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Mam Tor at the western end of the ridge to Lose Hill at the eastern end, the lowest point being Hollins Cross. 

Explore the Village

Castleton attracts large numbers of tourists, and there are many pubs (some with accommodation), tea shops and guest houses to supply their needs. There is also a large car park, an information centre which houses Castleton Museum, several outdoors shops and a youth hostel.

Enter The Devil's Arse

The Peak Cavern, also known as the Devil's Arse, is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Peak District. Peakshole Water flows through and out of the cave, which has the largest cave entrance in Britain. 

Climb the epic Kinder Scout

Kinder Scout is a moorland plateau and national nature reserve in the Dark Peak of the Derbyshire Peak District in England. Part of the moor, at 636 metres above sea level, is the highest point in the Peak District, the highest point in Derbyshire, and the highest point in the East Midlands.

ITINERARY

Saturday

8:45 am - meet at Brent Cross Station

Drive 3 to 4 hours straight to our first hike

Hike Kinder Scout

Ascent - 565 metres

Distance - 9 miles

Duration - 4 to 5 hours

Difficulty - Difficult with steep inclines up and down

Sunday

8 am - leave the hostel to The Devil's Arse

Tour the caves by boat!

Hike Winnats Pass and Mam Tor Circular

Ascent - 423 metres

Distance - 6 miles

Duration - 3 to 4 hours

Difficulty -Difficult with steep inclines and cliff walk

End the hike at Castleton where we spend a free hour exploring.

3 pm - Drive back to London

FEE

£205 shared hostel room

INCLUDED

- Round travel from London by private minibus

- 1 night stay at a lovely YHA hostel

- Entrance to the Devil's Arse Cave

- Guided hikes

- Fun and Frolick

MEETING POINT

8:45 am Brent Cross Tube Station

We can make a pick up from Richmond Station at 8 am. Please let us know if you want this option via email.

NOTE

Please note that there are 106 steps down into the Cavern, and 106 back up on the way out! The Cavern is not suitable if you are claustrophobic.

ATTENTION:  

1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.  

On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.  

2 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.

By signing up for this trip you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Tickets

  • Rude D - Shared

    £205.00
    +£5.13 service fee

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