A625 Castleton


The A625 was built in 1819 to replace the steeper Winnats Pass route out of Castleton, however, it was built across the Mam Tor landslip, so predictably it required major rebuilding in 1912, 1933, 1946, 1952, 1966 & 1974, until they finally realised what a silly idea this was and abandoned the road in 1979, and traffic was once again sent through Winnats Pass again.


Now the road has been left to the landscape, and you can still walk its length, though beware the cracks and drops, you can see above one section has a sheer crack a good 4-5′ high, you can also see the many layers of tarmac from all the attempted repairs.



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