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Fairholmes Visitor Centre

Alport Castle Circular - 9mile (Moderate Route)

Meeting at Fairholmes Visitor Centre - 9 miles, Our first meet of 2024! And we are heading to the remote Alport Castles, the largest landslide in the UK, an amazing place to explore. We have put this as a moderate walk, taking in some steep inclines, and possibly a challenge underfoot.

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Alport Castle Circular - 9mile (Moderate Route)
Alport Castle Circular - 9mile (Moderate Route)

Time & Location

28 Jan 2024, 08:30

Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Fairholmes Car Park, Derwent Ln, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AQ, UK

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About the Event

Alport Castles is over half a mile long, it is thought to be the largest landslide in the UK, the name "castles" comes from the debris left from the landslide, which has produced several gritstone mounds that form a  tower over the valley and appear in the distance like a tower or castle.  The actual tower has changed shape since our first visit (about 7 years ago), with a further rockfall from the tower itself.  We love the remoteness of Alport and catching glimpses of the peregrine falcons that nest here, we've also on one occasion spotted the elusive Mountain Hare on the actual summit (which jumped out in front of our path and scared the life out of us)

Well worth a look and explore, and if you're brave enough a climb to the summit.                                                                                                                             

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