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Higger Tor & Burbage Rocks from Longshaw

Nat Park - Peak District - Gritstone Edges Higger Tor

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.3 miles / 8.6 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SK266800
Lat 53.316268 // Long -1.602187
Postcode S11 7TZ (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This short half day Peak District walk is a route full of contrasts. In the early stages the walk crosses some wild moorland and includes the well known rocky viewpoint of Higger Tor. From here the views across the valley to the gritstone Burbage Edge are excellent. The return route follows the infant Burbage Brook which includes a delightful section towards the end of the walk. Finally you have a chance to explore some of the grounds of the National Trust's Longshaw Estate. Refreshments are available at the start and end in Longshaw Lodge.

GPS Files - Notes

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Other walks nearby

Walk 1273 Burbage Rocks & Padley Gorge from Hay Wood - moderate - 11.0 miles/17.9 km

Walk 2515 The River Derwent, Curbar, Baslow & Froggatt Edges - easy/mod - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 2520 Higger Tor & the Longshaw Estate - moderate - 9.0 miles/14.6 km

Walk 1479 Sheffield Country Walk - Burbage Moor & Redmires - easy/mod - 9.8 miles/15.8 km

Walk 2548 Stanage Edge from Hathersage - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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