Wednesday 26 September 2012

Shivering Mountain -Mam Tor, Derbyshire

 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.

 Reuben and Rosanna were very excited to be climbing shivering mountain.

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.

  The road was first built in 1802 and was damaged several times by landslides from Mam Tor. Eventually the local authorities decided to close the road in 1979. It is closed to traffic but people can still walk on it.


  1. Visiting From Alphabet Thursday which I love because there is such a wonderful variety of posts and stories and yours is one of them! I am happy to have experienced this visit with you! :)

  2. Stunning scenery! This is truly a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a wonderful climbing adventure you had! What wonderful pictures you took!

  4. Looked like the whole family had fun spending time at this mountain!

  5. Your photographs are lovely, and your two beautiful children look like they're having a grand time. Great "S" post.

  6. Beautiful family out enjoying Nature's delights ~ Lovely photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Looks really beautiful, love the name 'shivering mountain;!

  8. Looks like a wonderful place to hike. And what better thing to do when you get to the top than to roll down!

  9. I love the name of this mountain!

    And the view is incredible!

    I think even I might be able to manage that path. Especially if I got to rest in that lovely grass at the top!

    What a splendid family and place you have shared.

    Thank you.




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