DERBYSHIRE HERITAGE Derbyshire Peak District - higger-tor

Mam Tor landslip
Mam Tor landslip

At the foot of Mam Tor to the west of Castleton is the largest active landslip in the country unfortunately the 1810 road was constructed over it and in the late 1970s, following a wet autumn and a series of repeated landslips the road was closed.

Traffic now has to use the Winnats Pass, the line of the original turnpike road dating from 1758. In places the tarmac on the broken road can be seen and is up to 2 metres thick in places as a result of continual efforts to repair the road and keep it open.

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