The University of York Outdoor Society

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Castleton is a beautiful village situated in the Derbyshire Peak District, at the foot of Mam Tor, also known as the "shivering mountain". The summit of Mam Tor gives beautiful views across the High Peak and Hope Valley, including Win Hill and Lose Hill to the east. At the base of the Tor and nearby are four show caves: Blue John Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Peak Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern, where the famous Blue John Stone, a precious gem, is mined.

The village itself is home to the Norman Peveril Castle which is open to visitors throughout the year, and the Peak District National Park Visitor's Centre. Castleton has numerous gift shops selling Blue John Stone, quaint cafes and traditional English pubs.

A view around Castleton