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Mam Tor

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

One of the earthen ramparts as you head up the side

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.

Anybody wishing to assault the Tor would have a hard time getting to it with angry defenders throwing rocks and pointy objects.

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.

By Jim

I spent most of my days on building sites involved in and around brickwork. I've recently been following my passion for history and decided to jump in fully by starting university in my 30's.

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