Lose Hill

Lose Hill

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Recommended by 282 out of 282 hikers

Edale and the Hope Valley are two of the most picturesque and dramatic landscapes in the Peak District. Hikes to Lose Hill take you to the shapely eastern termination of the Great Ridge, which separates these sumptuous valleys. A full traverse of the ridge is spectacular and straightforward, a perfect day on the trails for the whole family.

From Lose Hill’s summit is a glorious panorama. The extensive upland moor of Kinder Scout dominates the north western horizon, whilst the famous gritstone edges of Bamford and Stanage can be seen to the east, beyond shapely Win Hill and the Ladybower reservoir. The summit is marked by a squat stone-built cylinder topped by a viewfinder, allowing you to take note of what’s what in the magnificent surrounding countryside.

The glorious viewpoint on the eastern end of the Peak District’s Great Ridge

Once you’ve taken in the views from the summit, it is easy to continue your day along the Great Ridge to the other summits of Back Tor, Barker Bank and Mam Tor, via the well-trodden junction of Hollins Cross.

A well-constructed path makes the going very easy and minimises erosion along the ridgeline. The full traverse is deservedly popular so, if you are looking for any kind of solitude, the bookends of the day are probably the best time to ascend.

Direct walking routes to Lose Hill usually begin from either Hope or Castleton. Both villages are effortlessly pretty and boast plenty of establishments for a refuel. The Great Ridge can also be accessed from gorgeous Edale to the north, which has plenty of camping options.


  • Dan Hobson

    At roughly 476m, Lose Hill is situated at the end of Great Ridge and provides breathtaking views over Mam Tor, as well as Hope and Edale valleys.

    • October 11, 2018

  • Tom

    The least famous of the hills along the Great Ridge, also the quietest if you fancy a bite to eat while enjoying the views on a peaceful hill.

    • February 25, 2019

  • Breeze

    Good path along the ridge between Mam Tor and Lose Hill
    From here, paths descend into Hope or Castleton.

    • August 28, 2018

  • Peter

    Superb all round views to watch the weather constantly changing in every direction :)

    • October 14, 2020

  • David

    Beautiful spot with great all round views. The ridge line from Mam Tor to Loose Hill is a great little outing.

    • June 5, 2021

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Location: Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation530 m

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