Mam Tor

Mam Tor is a hill near Castleton in the Peak District. A great climb in Derbyshire, Mam Tor has a fairly consistent gradient. It never gets super steep, but never relents from its 10% average gradient. There are great views from the top and it is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is also called “The Shivering Mountain” because of frequent landslips.

Mam Tor: Photo: Azima


Mam Tor: Photo: Stephen Matthews

There used to be a main route going over the summit (A625) from Sheffield to Chapel en le Frith, but continual landslides made this impossible

Details of the climb

  • Location: Baber Booth, Derbyshire
  • Other names: Mam Nick
  • Distance: 2.0 km
  • Average gradient: 9.6%
  • Maximum gradient: 13%
  • Height gain 192 m
  • 100 climbs: 126
  • Strava segment
  • Everesting = 8848/132 = 46 ascents – total distance 184 km.
  • Direction: South East
  • Nearby climbs: Winnats Pass
  • KOM: 5.51 – 20.4 km/h
  • QOM:  7.22




Mam Tor: Photo: Andrew Wordsworth


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