Carl Wark - Peak District Walk

Monday 4th February 2008

When I arrived at Upper Burbage Bridge I thought I had found the only part of the Peak District that didn't have blue sky and the drop in temperature compared to home was instantly noticeable. As I set out on the walk there were a few short showers but as the walk progressed the sun and blue sky finally appeared. As this was a relatively short walk I took the time to try out the different settings on my camera as I'm finding that with the wide-angle lens in many of the shots the sky is too bright. No doubt I'll get used to the lens soon.

Start: Upper Burbage Bridge (SK 2597 8297)

Route: Upper Burbage Bridge - Burbage Edge - Carl Wark - Higger Tor - Fiddler's Elbow - Upper Burbage Bridge

Distance: 3.25 miles     Ascent: 207 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours 30 mins

Terrain: Good paths, muddy in places. A short easy scramble onto Higger Tor.

Weather: Blue sky, light rain and a cold wind.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Burbage Brook

Looking along the valley I was going to be walking in from Upper Burbage Bridge.

Fiddler's Elbow

The return route would start from Carl Wark go across Higger Tor and then finally over Fiddler's Elbow.

Higger Tor

In between the showers the sun lights up the edge between Higger Tor and Fiddler's Elbow. Cowper Rock is the prominent edge in the background.

Carl Wark

Dropping off Burbage Edge and heading towards Carl Wark, Over Owler Tor and Mother Cap on the horizon.

Burbage Edge

Looking back up towards Upper Burbage Bridge with Burbage Edge on the right.

Higger Tor

Higger Tor across the valley.

Carl Wark & Higger Tor

Carl Wark (L) and Higger Tor (R).

Carl Wark

Carl Wark.

Burbage Brook

Burbage Brook.

Higger Tor

Higger Tor.

Burbage Bridge

Looking towards Burbage Bridge from Carl Wark.

Mam Tor

A hazy Mam Tor and Rushup Edge.

Carl Wark

Carl Wark from Higger Tor.

Higger Tor

Looking towards Hathersage from Higger Tor.

Stanage Edge

Looking across Callow Bank to Stanage Edge.

Cam Height

Callow Bank with Bamford Moor behind it and Win Hill in the distance.


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