Monday 5th February 2007

 

Another beautiful day dawned and the hills beckoned once again. As my start was going to be delayed by commitments at home I opted for a shorter walk to Higger Tor. Although it was certainly cold today once I was moving I hardly noticed it. With much of the ground still frozen the going was much easier across the moors than it might otherwise have been. Like the others who were out on Higger Tor today I enjoyed a longer lunch than usual, sat in the sun, on the rocks, enjoying the views.  

 

Note: There are some short bits of scrambling involved in the ascent and descent of Higger Tor.

 

Start: Surprise View car park (SK 2516 8008)

 

Route: Surprise View car park - Mother Cap - Over Owler Tor - Higger Tor - Carl Wark - Burbage Bridge - Owler Tor - 
            Surprise View car park

 

Distance: 3.5 miles     Ascent: 207 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 15 minutes

 

Weather: Blue sky, sunshine, cold with a light wind.

 

Pub visited: None      Ale Drunk: None

Route Map

 

Mother Cap

Mother Cap.

 

Mother Cap

Mother Cap.

 

Eyam Moor

Eyam Moor from Mother Cap.

 

Over Owler Tor

From Mother Cap it is a short walk to Over Owler Tor.

 

Win Hill

Looking through the rocks on Over Owler Tor to Win Hill.

 

Hathersage & Mam Tor

Looking across Hathersage to the Mam Tor Ridge. It's a shame about the cement works spoiling the view,
 but I guess if I worked there I wouldn't have the same opinion.

 

Higger Tor

Higger Tor from Over Owler Tor. 

 

Carl Wark & Burbage Rocks

Carl Wark with Burbage Rocks behind.

 

Callow Bank

Callow Bank with Stanage Edge behind, from the top of Higger Tor.

 

Higger Tor

Looking along Higger Tor from my lunch spot.

 

Carl Wark

Carl Wark from my Higger Tor lunch spot.

 

Higger Tor

Looking back at Higger Tor from the entrance to Carl Wark.

 

Burbage Rocks

Burbage Rocks from Carl Wark.

 

Carl Wark

Carl Wark from Burbage Bridge.

 

Burbage Brook

Burbage Brook.

 

Higger Tor & Carl Wark

Higger Tor (L) & Carl Wark (R) from the path to Owler Tor.

 

Owler Tor

Owler Tor.

 

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