I decided to go out for a walk to Castleton just a short drive into the Peak District. A place called Mam tor also known as mother hill as it keeps having landslide children (mini hills) one of which took out the main road in the 70’s. It is also the site of a hill fort to which I have a fondness for which is why I decided to share some pictures
The hill can get rather busy at the weekend but it is still possible to back in the peaceful calm of the fort. Although next to nothing is left of what it once was. You can still get a sense of the majesty of the high position and imposing defences.
There have been finds that date the settlement at the top to the Bronze Age and much pottery has been found suggesting that it was also a settlement.
Perhaps some day, with enough foam, I could make a gaming board out of this for saga although it may have to be in 6mm or smaller scale to fit in a room.
There is also the nearby Peveril castle and the impressive Winnats pass. I say impressive but its also intimidating as I am considering getting into bike racing again and having a crack at the nationals which is held there.
Anyway, thought I would share a little of this amazing place which is well worth a visit. Hill forts are dotted round the country and are always worth a visit to stand in history.