Jacob's Ladder - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder is a bridleway between Kinder Scout plateau and the hamlet of Upper Booth in the Vale of Edale, in the Derbyshire Peak District of England. In the 18th century, Jacob Marshall farmed the land at Edale Head, at the top of what became known as Jacob's Ladder. He cut steps into this steep section of the route up to the Kinder plateau. Jacob's Ladder is also a biblical term referring to the ladder to heaven which Jacob dreamt about.
Attractions Near Jacob's Ladder
1.33km from Jacob's Ladder
Kinder Scout is a high windswept upland gritstone plateau, most of which stands at around 600 metres above sea level. The highest point is Crowden Head, which at 631 meters is also the highest point in the Peak District. It offers some of the most challenging but rewarding walks in the Peak District, where you’ll encounter gentle streams, dark gritstone, steep rocks to scramble up, unique peat, and the glorious Kinder Downfall.
4.87km from Jacob's Ladder
Mam Tor, meaning ‘Mother Hill’, is a 517-meter high hill near Castleton in the High Peak area of Derbyshire and is one of the most famous walks in the Peak District. There are great views from the top and it is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is also called “The Shivering Mountain” because of frequent landslips. The hill is crowned by a late Bronze Age and early Iron Age univallate hill fort, and two Bronze Age bowl barrows. One of the main trekking destinations and also you can spe
5.21km from Jacob's Ladder
The Great Ridge is arguably the most walked ridge line in England, connecting the summits of Lose Hill and Mam Tor whilst dividing the gritstone Dark Peak to the North and the limestone dales to the South. With the addition of Win Hill, it makes for a spectacular and challenging Peak District hiking adventure.
Blue John Cavern
5.43km from Jacob's Ladder
The Blue John Cavern is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, England. This popular showcave is home to 8 of the 14 known veins of a rare form of fluorspar known as Blue John Stone. Visitors can view old mining equipment and visit the Waterfall Cavern and Grand Crystallized Cavern on regular guided tours. The cavern takes its name from the semi-precious mineral Blue John, which is still mined in small amounts outside the tourist season and made locally into jewelry.
Treak Cliff Cavern
5.81km from Jacob's Ladder
Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous throughout the world for its unique and large deposits of Blue John stone and The cave comprises two sections, the Old Series, discovered by lead miners in the 18th century, and the New Series, discovered during blasting in the 1920s. Mined for the rare Blue John ornamental mineral for over 300 years, the Visitor Attraction is a family run business, operated by the Harrison family, continuously since 1945.
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For more information about Jacob's Ladder, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s_Ladder,_Derbyshire