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Festival of Archaeology Walk: Hillforts and Barrows

A moderate guided walk exploring some of the Peak Districts’ most spectacular archaeological sites including Lord's Seat and Mam Tour Iron Age Hillfort.

  • Booking essential

This moderate guided walk explores some of the Peak Districts’ most spectacular archaeological sites. Beginning in Edale, the walk ascends the historic Chapel Gate path onto Rushup Edge, where it tracks East onto Mam Tor and the Great Ridge before descending back into Edale.

Our Walk Leaders will pause at Lords Seat, an ancient Bronze Age burial site, and Mam Tor Iron Age Hillfort to discuss their history and the essential restoration work currently underway to protect their important earthworks..

The walk is approximately 6.5 miles and includes a steep ascent, steps, and follows an uneven footpath. Dogs on leads are welcome but there may be some stiles.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £7.50
Child £5.00

Event additional prices

Ticket typeTicket category
1 adult and 2 children£12.50

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Older accompanied children are welcome.

Meeting point

Please meet at the Penny Pot Café by Edale railway station.

What to bring and wear

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. Dogs on a lead are welcome.

Accessibility

This is a moderately challenging 6.5 mile and includes a steep ascent, steps, and follows an uneven footpath. Dogs on leads are welcome but there may be some stiles

Other

Please arrive by 09:50 to leave promptly at 10:00.

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