Mystery Under Shivering Mountain


Circular Walk - The Winnats to Edale Cross via Mam Tor and Rushup Edge

Walk Directions

Speedwell to Mam Tor (2.07 miles)

Take the path opposite to the entrance of Speedwell Cavern. Go towards Treak Cliff Cave and take the path down to the road and turn left. Follow the road past the coach turning point
The remains of the road turn sharp left. Follow the road over the old broken pieces of tarmac that are still left. Pass through the gate at the top. On your left is the Blue John Mine. Continue past Blue John Mine until you reach the road. Turn right and then cross the road. A little way up on the left is a gate. Go through the gate and Windy Knoll cave is on the left amongst the mounds
Retrace your steps to the gate and take the path up to Mam Tor. Enjoy the view from the top

Mam Tor to Edale Cross (4.54 miles)

Come back down Mam Tor and when you reach the road go down a little. Then cross over and join the path along Rushup Edge away from Mam Tor. Follow this path along the edge with views in all directions. After about one and half miles the path begins to dip to the road. On our right is a track which we take. In a short distance there is an old signpost on the left that points to a path across the moors. We take that path across the moors. It is regularly walked so it can normally be quite easily followed. It goes straight ahead. When you reach the highest point the path can be seen to descend to a wall. Follow the path and cross the stile in the wall. The path then stays close to the wall down to Edale Cross

Edale Cross to Speedwell Cavern (5.58 miles)

Turn right along the track at Edale Cross. Go down Jacob’s Ladder (a steep path) into Edale. Follow this path. It passes an Information Barn. Just before the houses it joins a road. Follow the road which takes us towards Barber Booth. We go under the railway and come out at Barber Booth. There is road junction and we take the path directly opposite. This crosses several fields and then comes out on a lane/track. Turn to the right and follow around the right bend. Then take the path on the left that leads us to Hollins Cross. Enjoy the views back across Edale. On Hollins Cross there is a main path along the ridge. Looking into Hope Valley there are two paths. Take the one down to the left. After a short distance take the path to the right (not the main one). At the path cross, go straight ahead. The path crosses the fields towards the trees. It then goes round Dunscar Farm and goes to the road. At the road cross into the car park and return to Speedwell

Distance: 12.2 miles Ascent: 2301ft