The Peak District -- Central England in Derbyshire -- One of England's National Parks
From limestone-lined valleys in the south to rugged gritstone peaks in the north, the Peak District combines attractive terrain, places to explore and cozy villages.
Civilized Walk Up Mam Tor
On a windy, variable weather day, we walked partway up the civilized stone walkway on Mam Tor to see the vistas and views.
A Sheep Plays King of the Mountain
Mam Tor or Mother Hill is so called because many landslides on the eastern side created a series of lower hills. Tor is a Celtic word meaning rocky outcropping.
Mam Tor Views
Looking back down the steps coming up the hill, the view opens up to the surrounding hills and high plateaus.
Just under the pasture land are large slabs of rock and boulders, including layers of shale. In prehistoric times the area was used as a hill fort and burial grounds.
The Peak District is a Haven for Outdoor Sports
Walkers, hikers, bikers, paragliders, climbers and cavers flock to the Peak District for outdoor challenges.
The Old Sign for Mam Tor
One of the Metal Remnants Preserved in Stone
An Etched Urn-like Embedded Metal Relic Makes the Walk Interesting
A Third Metal Remnant
Views in the Peak District Just Catch a Little Blue Sky
Here showing high moorland and rocky landscapes.
View Near Castleton and The Peak District National Park Entrance
View over Pastureland
Is the Windsock for the Paragliders or Does a Rugged Little Plane Land Here?
View of Pastureland
Driving Out of Castleton and Into the Rocky, Rough Terrain
A Hardy Sheep Weathers the Tourists & The Elements
View through Sparse Trees