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Race the Castles 1 National Event

A National event at Mam Tor

On Sat 17th Aug 2019


The first event in the Race the Castles series which travels across Yorkshire over 9 days.

This first installment should be a cracker covering the area around Mam Tor (with it's iron age fort).  The area has been subjected to slips and slides over the years forming lots of interesting contour detail.  The area is mostly open grassland with a few pockets of woodland.

Assembly and finish will be at the foot of Mam Tor.

More details nearer the time.

Venue Details

Mam Tor is one of the iconic locations in the Peak District.  It is known as the "shivering mountain" due to the continual slow landslips that damaged the A-road climbing its flank so often that it was abandoned.  Although the landslips have created a steep impassable slope on one face, in other places the shale geology has resulted in a variety of interesting land forms providing great orienteering.  The multiple rings of the Iron Age hill fort add to the interest.  There are good views, including south to Peveril Castle (English Heritage) which is on the edge of nearby Castleton, as well as across to the Kinder plateau on the north.

Safety & risk

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