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Burbage Rocks & Padley Gorge from Hay Wood
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Photo from the walk - Burbage Rocks & Padley Gorge from Hay Wood

Nat Park - Peak District - Gritstone Edges Higger Tor

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 2040 feet / 618 metres

Time - 7 hours 30 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Peak District walk includes the Longshaw Estate, Burbage Rocks, Higger Tor and Padley Gorge. Although a lengthy route, it is packed with interest with a contrast between the high gritstone moors and the valleys. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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