The Great Ridge
Monday, 15th April 2013
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St Peter's Church, Hope
Beginning the climb over open pasture to Lose Hill . . .
with Mam Tor to our left, joined to Lose Hill by The Great Ridge
The wind is even stronger . . .
when we reach the summit . . .
of Lose Hill
Leaving the summit behind . . .
we heaqd out along the ridge
Fom Back Tor . . .
with its seemingly lone pine . . .
the steep descent is a little tricky in the wind
Looking back up to Back Tor . . .
the 'lone pine' no longer stands alone
Looking over Back Tor to Lose Hill . . .
and ahead to Mam Tor
But first we stop at Hollins Cross
Following the paved pathway . . .
the line of the outer wall of the iron age fort is visible
From Mam Tor there is a good view back along the ridge
The cairn is surrounded by cobbles inset by . . .
a number of symbols
One for 'the album' at the cairn . . .
and across Edale Valley to Kinder Scout
Leaving the summit behind we find an image of what the fort may have looked like
Walking on the disused road . . .
we can see where the landslip occurred . . .
in the seventies
The area in front of Mam Tor is known as Little Mam Tor
Odin Mine . . .
with its own information board
Nearby we walk past . . .
a crushing circle . . .
with what looks just like a millstone