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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.