Walking and Rambling around Castleton
YHA Castleton Losehill Hall is in a great location where the limestone dales and grit-stone moors meet. Enjoy classic walks across ridges and open moorland or simply explore the nearby caverns and fortresses - there's something for everyone right on the doorstep.
Best Walk from the Ramblers: From the hostel, this eight mile route climbs steadily to Lose Hill and then takes the spectacular Great Ridge path west via Hollins Cross to Mam Tor. Take in the magnificent views across Edale to Kinder Scout and from the top of Mam Tor you'll have a spectacular panorama of the Peak District. After this, head south to join the Limestone Way and finish via the narrow gorge of Cave Dale where you'll emerge at the foot at Peveril Castle.
Other things to do nearby
Join our long weekend of trail run training from the beautiful village of Castleton. Develop your trail and mountain running experience on our carefully designed running camp.
Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.
Visit an underground wonderland in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Don't miss the fossils! Visit the website
The tour starts with a short flight of steps before visitors can appreciate the awe-inspiring majesty of the natural caverns. Then as you go deeper the history of Blue John, or bleu-jaune,
Castleton lies on the boundary between the Dark Peak and the White Peak and has to top the podium for runner-friendly properties.
Prefer tarmac? You’ll find well-known hill climbs on our local roads. And there are family-friendly routes around Derwent Reservoir and the marvellous Monsal Trail.
Try one of the excellent half day walks to the Druid's Stone and Madwoman's Stones or a full day hike around Kinder plateau to the Woolpacks and Kinder Downfall.
Perfect for first timers who want to get out and experience life on the water. Instructor-led lessons are available for kayaking and canoeing, so why not dive in and have a go?
If you’re looking for a healthy mix of road and off road cycling then Hathersage has it all.
10 miles The dark waters of the Derwent Valley hide two flooded villages. The dams were also used to develop the ‘Dambusters’ bouncing bomb. Visit the website
Fly as free as a bird with paragliders and hang-gliders at Derbyshire Flying Centre in Tideswell. Visit the website
Surprisingly, this large outdoor public swimming pool is located in the small Derbyshire village of Hathersage.
Famous for his cutlery design, the museum shows exactly why David Mellor is so often referred to as ‘the cutlery king’.
If you enjoy climbing, head for Stanage Edge. Along this 4-mile stretch of gritstone there’s a choice of 1000 challenges covering all grades.
YHA Eyam is an ideal location for enjoying one of the many circular cycling routes around the lovely Peak District.
Ideally located on the edge of the White Peak (limestone) and Dark Peak (grit-stone), there's lots of different mountain biking terrains to discover.