Mam Tor Circular Route

Take a Look
Walking up to Mam Tor summit
The broken road landslip near Mam Tor
Walking up from the car park
The route down the side of Mam Tor hill
At the top of Mam Tor

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.

Route Map
Route map for Mam Tor Circular Route
Full route details can be found on
OS Maps, Ordnance Survey
Our Review

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.

Walking up from the car park

The path up to Mam Tor can be found at 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 😉

Walking up to Mam Tor summit

Heading on up to Mam Tor. It’s not all paved like this though.

At the summit of Mam Tor, you get a 360-degree view taking in some impressive Peak District landscapes.

At the top of Mam Tor

View from the Top. You carry on walking along this ridgeline.

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.

The route down the side of Mam Tor hill

When you reach this marker, you head on down the footpath to your right (as you face away from Mam Tor)

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.

The broken road landslip near Mam Tor

The ‘melted road’. It looks like straight out of a disaster movie.

You could also stop off at Blue John Cavern before the last leg back to the car.

Planning your visit
Dogs Welcome

The 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.

How to get here

Here’s where you can find Mam Tor Circular Route.

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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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