Over Owler Tor - Peak District Walk

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Making the most of the time inbetween my operations I took the opportunity to enjoy a short walk in a familiar area along some new tracks.

Start: Surprise View car park (SK 2521 8010)

Route: Surprise View car park - Bolehill Quarry - Yanncliff Wood - Burbage Bridge - Carl Wark - Hathersage Moor - Over Owler Tor - Surprise View car park

Distance: 4.25 miles     Ascent: 238 metres      Time Taken: 3 hours 25 mins

Terrain: Clear tracks, boggy in places, with a couple of steep but short descents.

Weather: Mixture of cloud and sunshine, with a few spots of rain.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Lawrence Field

As I head down the road to the footpath the view extends across Lawrence Field

Bolehill Quarry

I first came across these millstones a couple of years ago when I was doing my first photography course.

Bolehill Quarry

I had never walked this path before and plan on returning on a misty day for some photographs of these trees.

I didn't expect to find this money tree.

Bolehill Quarry

On one side of the path there is plenty of evidence of the old quarry.

Padley Wood

My route took me uphill through the delightful Padley Wood.

Burbage Brook

During its route through Padley Wood Burbage Brook has a series of falls, these are the more accessible ones
at the top of the wood.

Lawrence Field

After leaving the wood the paths continues through the heather filled moor.

Higger Tor

The view now includes Higger Tor and Carl Wark.

Carl Wark

Carl Wark from Burbage Bridge. It has been a long time since
I've walked on this path alongside Burbage Brook.

Higger Tor

My route wouldn't include Higger Tor today as it was here that I turned left across the moor.

Carl Wark

Looking back to Carl Wark from the path across Hathersage Moor.

Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge from Hathersage Moor.

Burbage Rocks

From the path to Over Owler Tor the view extends across Carl Wark to Burbage Rocks.

Over Owler Tor

Following the path to Over Owler Tor.

Kinder Plateau

As I appraoch Over Owler Tor the view opens up across Mitchell Field to include the Great Ridge and Kinder.

Win Hill

Looking across the valley to Win Hill from Over Owler Tor.

Mother Cap

Heading back to the car park from Over Owler Tor I pass Mother Cap.


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