Higger Tor - Peak District Walk

Saturday 14th May 2016

After months away from walking this was the ideal route for a first walk. Predominanlty flat and short with just enough ascent to get your legs used to going uphill again

Start: Upper Burbage Bridge (SK 2602 8298)

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

Distance: 3.25 miles     Ascent: 215 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours 30 mins

Terrain: Clear paths

Weather: Warm and sunny but with a cold edge to the wind.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Burbage Valley

The view along the valley from Upper Burbage Bridge.

Higger Tor

Higger Tor & Carl Wark from the same spot.

Burbage Valley

Looking down the valley from the start of Burbage Rocks.

Higger Tor

Heading along the top of the rocks and Higger Tor and Carl Wark get ever closer.

Burbage Rocks

My route has taken me along the top of Burbage Rocks.

Higger Tor

As I get closer to the path the mess left by the removal of the wood that previously filled the valley floor is all too evident.

Burbage Valley

Thankfully the view back up the valley is still pleasant.

Carl Wark

Down by Burbage Brook the view ahead is dominated by Carl Wark.

Burbage Brook

The bridge over Burbage Brook, a pleasant place to sit when the ground is drier than it was today.

Burbage Rocks

Heading up to Carl Wark and the view across the valley is now of Burbage Rocks.

Higger Tor

The best view of Higger Tor is always from Carl Wark.

Carl Wark

After the usual scramble up the rocks at the top of Higger Tor the almost compulsory photo of Carl Wark.

Hathersage Moor

Lunch was taken at the top of Higger Tor admiring the view across Hathersage Moor to Mother Cap.

Upper Burbage

Looking towards Upper Burbage Bridge from Higger Tor.

Callow Bank

A short diversion across to the other side of Higger Tor rewards me with a view of Callow Bank.

Great Ridge

Beyond Callow Bank the view stretches across the Great Ridge to Kinder Scout.

Fiddler's Elbow

The path down from Higger Tor will take me across Fiddler's Elbow.

Burbage Rocks

Plenty of climbing parties on Burbage Rocks now.

Upper Burbage Bridge

As I approach the car park there appears to be a distinct lack
of water coming down the rocks at Upper Burbage Bridge.


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