Rushup Edge

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Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)
Rushup Edge towards Lords seat.jpg
Rushup Edge towards Lord's Seat
Highest point
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft) [1]
Prominence 62 m [1]
Parent peak Kinder Scout
Listing Dewey, TuMP
Geography
Location Derbyshire, England
Parent range Peak District
OS grid SK111834
Topo map OS Landranger 110

Rushup Edge is a ridge in the Derbyshire Peak District of England. The ridge's highest point is Lord's Seat at 550 m (1,804 ft), while Mam Tor lies at its eastern end, beyond which the Great Ridge runs.

Lord's Seat is a round barrow.[2]

Geology[edit]

Rushup Edge is part of the ridge which extends east to Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill, separating the Edale and Hope valleys. The ridge is formed of Namurian (c320mya) age Mam Tor Beds (alternating sandstone and siltstone) and landslides on the north have formed colluvium.[3]

Protest[edit]

In October 2014, mountain bikers, walkers, horse riders, climbers and conservationists held a protest against Derbyshire County Council maintenance work on the byway that runs along Rushup Edge. They were upset at the insensitive nature of the work, the cost, the environmental impact and the apparent lack of consultation with them before works began. Derbyshire County Council halted the work to speak with protesters in December 2014.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) at www.hill-bagging.co.uk. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. ^ The Buildings of England - Derbyshire - Castleton: Nikolaus Pevsner 1953
  3. ^ The Mam Tor landslide, geology & mining legacy around Castleton LAURANCE DONNELLY 2006

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°20.8′N 1°49.8′W / 53.3467°N 1.8300°W / 53.3467; -1.8300