Castle Naze

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Castle Naze hillfort looks out across the valley on the northern end of Combs Moss it is nearly 450 metres above sea level with steep slopes dropping over 100 metres down to the north and west. At some time large boundaries were built to cut off the promontory from the rest of the moor. The inner wall was the earliest and may originally have stood over 3 metres high and up to 10 metres wide at the base. A wide ditch and stone faced bank were added later outside the wall, this bank survives up to twice head height. These impressive structures are nearly 168 metres long and enclose an area of almost 1 hectare.

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Earthwork castle:5.5/10
Walk:7.3/10
Popularity rank: #247

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Castle Naze is 3 km south of Chapel-en-le-Frith. It is on open access land only 200 metres from a road. But it is a very steep climb up, only suitable for fit people.

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A variety of footpaths climb up to Castle Naze from Chapel-en-le-Frith rail station, on the Manchester to Buxton line.

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Never closes

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Free

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