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Mam Tor, Derbyshire, England

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Mam Tor is a 517 m (1,696 ft) hill near Castleton in the High Peak of Derbyshire, England. Its name means "mother hill",[1] so called because frequent landslips on its eastern face have resulted in a multitude of 'mini-hills' beneath it.[2] These landslips, which are caused by unstable lower layers of shale, also give the hill its alternative name of Shivering Mountain.[3] In 1979 the continual battle to maintain the A625 road (Sheffield to Chapel en le Frith) on the crumbling eastern side of the hill was lost when the road officially closed as a through-route.