One of the last activities on our Summer wall was to climb Mam Tor,
this was one of the ones chosen by Geoff.
With beautiful blue skies was started the climb.
It is known locally as the 'shivering mountain'. This is due to its horizontal layers of shale and gritstone, said to be ‘cake-like’ sedimentary bands, which begin to crumble due to their unstable nature when water and ice work their way into the layers. The shale and gritstone was laid down some 350 million years ago within a river delta. The hill side is said to ‘shiver’ as its rock crumbles away, which is particularly prominent on the east side of the mountain.
At the top of Shivering mountain
Time for a cup of tea and for the little two to play.
'Whoaa, whoa, you're making me dizzy!'
We then set off along the path and down to see the broken road.