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  1. rronyag

    rronyag Read Only Funster

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    Hi Everyone

    Decided to go Castleton (CC) in Derbyshire tomorrow in the MH. Can any one recommend a few good walks in the area and a good pub.

    Richard
     
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    Up Lose Hill and along to Mam Tor and back through village. Several good eating pubs in the village. :Smile:
     
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    Thanks for reply, how far would you say that walk is?
     
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    We really like the CC site at Castleton. There are plenty of eating places in the village, we particularly like the Swiss Cottage. Just on the outskirts is the Speedwell Cavern and up through Winnats Pass there is the Blue John mine.
     
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    errr sorry probably 2 to 3 hours :Doh:
     
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    Growing up in Sheffield ,Castleton was my back yard, no matter which way u walk or how long u walk there is no better place in Derbyshire ,I am so envious .
    Enjoy, JJ
     
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    Growing up in Sheffield ,Castleton was my back yard, no matter which way u walk or how long u walk there is no better place in Derbyshire ,I am so envious .
    Enjoy, JJ
     
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    This is very true. People from Sheffield have very strong links with that area

    I miss it too and dont get back enough.

    Mel
     
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    Hi Mel, i was a child /teenager in 60 s&70 at home in Pitsmoor,I used to cycle most weekends to Castleton,passing through millhouses,totley,foxhouse,frogsmouth,or was it toadsmouth can't remember!hathersidge,bamford.
    What a contrast from Pitsmoor,the best bike ride ever.JJ
     
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    Thank you all for your replies. We're looking forward to going. Will let you know how we got on.
    Thanks again all. :thumb:
     
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    You can have a walk into Hope as well, only about half an hour, and a couple of good pubs there.
     
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    fully agrree with all above posts, castleton is one of our favourout winter destinations,tv reception can be iffy but may be better now anaglouge is turned off, a said plenty of bubs doing food alsotheres also a fair few nice shops selling strange xmas stuff so leave you credit card at home,
     
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    Get yourself an OS map and start walking, if your going to wild camp (which I reccommend) then a good place is to head out along the main road to winnats pass but keep going till the road ends. Short walk back to castleton for the pubs.
     
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    Thanks again everyone. We're here now all set up. Been into Castletown for a short stroll, lovely place. Back now and just about to have a pint or 2, not the wife, she's got some fancy red wine!
    Looking forward to a days walking tomorrow.

    Back of the net!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Hope all isn going well

    I agree with above suggestions, the walk along the ridge to Mam Tor is one of our favourite walks

    This is an alternative up Cave Dale

    http://www.highpeak.co.uk/hp/hw_23bd.htm

    Have a great time

    We hope to be there again in next couple of weeks

    Pete
     
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    Thanks peterandclare. We will definitely do this one to.
     
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    Treak Cliff Cavern is interesting also.
    A Carol service is held in The Devil's Arse Cavern, along with a brass band concert.
    I think it's held in the main cavern, reputed to have been the devil's dining room.
    Never been at Christmas time, but the Carols jobbie is on the "some day" list.
     
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    Agree with Cavedale and Mam Tor and Lose Hill walks. Make sure you also walk the old disused road at Mam Tor. Makes you appreciate the great power of nature.
     
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