5.3 km long.
Mam Tor provides some impressive views, and it's also an easy route to climb for family.
There's a car park nearby, and you could just walk up to the summit and back. Alternatively, try our circular route.
The summit of Mam Tor isn't too far from the car park, and so this is an easy summit to bag if you want to go there and back. However, it's well worth the walk along the ridgeline, and then spark your kid's imagination with the 'melted road'.
The car park does get very busy, so best to get there outside peak time to get a space.
The footpath up to Mam Tor starts from the top end of the car park.
As you head up, the ascent does get steep. Though when we climbed it, the steepness was more of an issue to adults than kids ;-)
At the summit of Mam Tor, you get a 360-degree view taking in some impressive Peak District landscapes.
After drinking in the view, head along the ridgeline. You'll reach a marker (see photo), and then follow the footpath down the hill. This can get quite muddy, so be prepared.
As you reach the lower section, you'll come across a road that was destroyed by a landslide. This looks like something off a movie set, and it looks as if the road has melted off the hill in some places.
You could also stop off at Blue John Cavern before the last leg back to the car.
Facilities DetailsThe car park is a National Trust Car Park, and so it's free if you are a National Trust Member, otherwise, it's Pay and Display.
On The Map
AddressMam Tor Circular Route
Mam Tor Car Park, The Peak District National Park