Mam Tor: 'Shivering Mountain' near Sheffield becomes TikTok sensation
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The hill near Castleton is a firm favourite with visitors to the Peak District due to its views of landmarks including Kinder Scout, the Hope Valley and Edale.
It offers an enjoyable walk up a stone path to a well marked summit. And it comes with a fascinating history. Known as the ‘Shivering Mountain,’ its eastern face is constantly sliding down hill - and led to an ‘A’ road that used to link Sheffield and Manchester being abandoned in 1979.
Mam Tor is 1,696 ft high and its name means ‘mother hill’ because the landslips have resulted in a multitude of ‘mini-hills’ beneath it, it is claimed.
The hill is also included in popular walks that take in Castleton, part of the Great Ridge, Hollins Cross and the dramatic gorge of Winnats Pass.
Outdoor clothing and equipment company Blacks, which has a store on The Moor in Sheffield city centre, totted up impressions on TikTok and Instagram and found 15,526,931 for Mam Tor, behind only Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest peak and Snowdon at number one.