Arguably the finest landscape in the Peak District the Great Ridge runs from Mam Tor to Lose Hill via Hollins Cross and Back Tor on which stands the iconic lone tree, much photographed by myself and thousands of others over the years. Rushup Edge, impressive enough in its own right, misses out in this context as it is dissected from the ridge at Mam Nick, the little back road running down to Barber Booth and Edale. MAP
With easy access onto Mam Tor and only a few steep steps up to the trig point itself the Great Ridge is a perfect introduction to the outdoors for youngsters and an adventure with picnic thrown in will long be remembered. Choose your time wisely; an evening mid-week stroll taking in sunset will often be epic and relatively undisturbed.