View from a car park…

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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The camera was out almost before I’d parked the car. We had decided to stop in Castleton for refreshments before the final part of the drive. and the car park of the Bull’s Head is the kind of place where you need a camera. In one direction, the narrow Wynatts Pass winds through he spectacular limestone of the area. The Great Ridge closes the horizon, with Mam Tor, the ‘Shivering Mountain’, dominating the skyline.

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It’s name means the ‘mother hill’ and is said to be so-called because the shale that makes it so unstable and gave it its nickname has created many smaller hills around it. It could have an older meaning though… the body of the goddess was once seen in the cures of the landscape. Over three thousand years ago, a hillfort was built on the summit, almost seventeen thousand feet above sea level. There are burial mounds…

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