Castleton, Peak District on 14 August 2022
By Sonja Allen
On this hot and sunny summer's day, 14 long walkers and 12 short walkers started their walks in the lovely town of Castleton in Derbyshire while 3 decided to spend the day in and closely around the town which has plenty of cafés, shops and pubs to offer. The long walkers made their way to the top of Lose Hill while it was still cool in the morning and were rewarded with lovely views over the Peak District. They continued over the ridge towards Back Tor and descended to Castleton via the Winnats Pass. Due to the high temperatures, the long walk was just over 7 miles this time and allowed for more stops to have a drink and even an ice cream. The short walkers did not climb quite as high and went to Oxlow House past the Blue John Cavern and the old Mam Tor road among other places. As always at the end of the walk, we had a refreshing drink in one of the pubs before being taken back to Selby.