Peak District walks among Britain’s best-loved routes
Wednesday 31 January 2018
The Peak District’s iconic Mam Tor has been named as one of the country’s favourite places to explore.
It was voted number 10 in Britain’s 100 Favourite Walks, screened last night on ITV.
Five other routes were also highlighted, with Kinder Scout at number 21, Dovedale to Milldale (26), Stanage Edge (35), The Roaches (53) and the Nine Ladies stone circle (96).
Peak District National Park chief executive Sarah Fowler said: “We’re thrilled that Britain’s original National Park had such a strong showing in this popular countdown, including a place in the top ten with the stunning Mam Tor.
“It was also great to see Kinder Scout feature strongly as this was the scene of the Mass Trespass in 1932, which earned people the right to roam the moors and ultimately led to the creation of our National Parks.
“The inclusion of the rugged and breathtaking Stanage Edge and the secluded valley of Dovedale within the top 50 really showcased the variety of landscape and walking opportunities the Peak District has to offer .
“The programme also highlighted how vital it is that we continue to look after these most sought after routes, and it was particularly fitting that Mam Tor made it into the top ten. The Great Ridge walk – between Mam Tor and Lose Hill - is one of the routes featured in this year’s Mend our Mountains campaign led by the British Mountaineering Council.”