Friday, 23 March 2012

Mam Tor

Mam Tor
(Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 17mm, 1/800s @ f/8)
Mam Tor near Castleton is also known as the Shivering Mountain because of the regular natural landslides resulting in the quarry-like face. The sandstones and shales are unstable and heavy rains and frosts cause around 0.25m per year to fall away. The main Chapel-en-le-Frith to Sheffield road used to run past here but was closed permanently in 1979 because of the continual effort and cost needed to keep it open. It is situated at one end of the "Great Ridge", the best ridge walk in the Peak District, which is always busy with walkers, school parties and paragliders!

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