It was a a very hot day, but we were not moaning. We headed to the pretty village of Castleton before the crowds got to bad and walked up the hill to Peveril Castle. The castle was founded soon after 1066 by William Peverel, one of William The Conquerors, most trusted knights. The castle was important in guarding the Peak Forest as the Peak District was called at the time.
In the Middle Ages, Henry II made several additions to the castle particularly the great square keep seen as a prominant ruin today. In addition to exploring the castle it's position gave outstanding views across the surrounding countryside.
After lunch we took the path to climb to Mam Tor. The views from the top were just spectacular reinforced by the beautiful weather. Nothing could beat this.