Higger Tor - Peak District Walk

Wednesday 11th January 2006

The sun came out for the first time in over a week today so I made the most of it and headed out to Hathersage to walk a previously unvisited stretch of the edges, taking in Higger Tor as well. The paths however remain very wet and muddy, at one point I thought I was going to get stuck as my boot and leg sunk ever deeper into the mud, thank goodness for gaiters!!

Start: Car park in Hathersage (SK 2312 8141)

Route: Hathersage - Higger Tor - Upper Burbage Bridge - Cowper Stone (TP) - White Path Moss - Hathersage

Distance: 6.75 miles     Ascent: 411 metres      Time Taken: 3 hrs 50 mins

Weather: Sunny with some cloud, breezy on the edges.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Mam Tor ridge from Hathersage

Mam Tor ridge is clearly visible from the road out of Hathersage.

Higger Tor

Higger Tor from Mitchell Field.

Higger Tor

The path up to Higger Tor is clearly visible, I took the one going left.

Towards Upper Burbage Bridge

A very wet path down from Higger Tor heading towards Upper Burbage Bridge.

Cowper Stone

Cowper Stone comes into view.

Win Hill

Win Hill and the Kinder plateau from the trig point on Cowper Stone.

White Path Moss

Looking in the other direction White Path Moss disappears into the distance.

Towards Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge in the distance and my route along the edges.

Stanedge Pole

The distinctive Stanedge Pole from the edge path.

Robin Hood's Cave

Somewhere up there is Robin Hood's Cave.


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