On the way to the cricket at Edgbaston, we stopped off for a night at Castleton in the Peak District. Castleton is mentioned in the Domesday Book, so has existed for quite some time, but it is not as old as nearby Hope where there are Roman remains and where there was a village in Saxon times.
Overlooking the village is Peveril Castle, parts of which date from Norman times.
There are lead mines in the area, various limestone caves which are visitor attractions, and many tracks over the hills.
After spending some time looking round the castle and village, we walked along a ridge named the Shivering Mountain Walking Route, which took in Mam Tor Barker Bank and Lose Hill. The geology of the area is complex, but it is fascinating to think that the pass between the Windy Knoll and Mam Tor was once a reef like those found in shallow Pacific seas, which had new rock formed above it which in turn was gradually eroded.