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Lose Hill

Lose Hill

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Recommended by 758 out of 760 hikers

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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.


Location: Hope, High Peak, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Best Hikes to Lose Hill
  • Lose Hill is situated at the end of Great Ridge and provides breathtaking views over Mam Tor, as well as the Hope and Edale valleys. Despite its proximity to Mam Tor, it often has fewer visitors, meaning you can enjoy a little more tranquillity here.

    • October 11, 2018

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

    • August 28, 2018

  • 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

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

    • October 14, 2020

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

    • June 5, 2021

  • Half way up Losehill looking towards the village of Hope. The wind in winter can prove challenging on this exposed ridge.

    • November 4, 2021

  • Situated at the end of The Great Ridge with spectacular views back towards Mam Tor, Lose Hill tends to be a lot quieter than Mam Tor. There is a short steep climb if approaching from Mam Tor but the views are worth it.

    • November 7, 2022

  • If you love the Peak District, this is the walk for you.
    Allow a full day so that you can stop, sit and take in the wonderful scenery

    • June 7, 2023

  • A great way to do this walk is to drive to Edale Car Park, take the train one stop from Edale to Hope and then follow the walk and descending back to Edale Car Park from Hollins Cross

    • June 9, 2023

  • A place I walk regularly, whether to start the great ridge toward Mam Tor, or coming back from that direction to head down into hope. A gradual gradient with stone steps so manageable in all weather, just very windy a lot of the time!

    • June 15, 2023

  • A really popular route that can be really busy. It's a great place to watch a sunrise so get there early!

    • December 28, 2021

  • Fabulous views on both sides

    • January 15, 2022

  • Great climb from either HOPE, Edale or Castleton

    • June 7, 2023

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    • June 21, 2023

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Location: Hope, High Peak, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation1,750 ft

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