Up Higger Tor

Walk 10: Hike Higger Tor, inc Stanage Edge

This epic hike rewards you with a taste of everything we love about the Peak District –  rugged edges, inspiring views, ancient woodlands, the sights and sounds of river wildlife and cosy village cafes. Speaking of which, enjoy a half-way refreshment stop in the beautiful and historical Hathersage, where Robin Hood’s friend Little John is said to be buried.

Starting at Longshaw Estate, you head up Higger Tor, continuing on to the mighty Stanage Edge. After scaling Stanage Edge, you drop down and continue through to Hathersage. The second stretch of the hike follows the River Derwent, with a concluding ascent through the ancient woods of Padley Gorge, before returning through the landscaped grounds of Longshaw Estate.

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  • Distance: 13 miles
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Minimum Duration: 6 hrs
  • Refreshments: PubCafe
  • Route: Download .gpx file
  • Start Grid Ref: SK 26638 80048

Parking Location

Paid  parking available at Longshaw Estate, S11 7TY

Weather Forecast

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Safety First

Please do not rely on this walking guide to solely navigate a hike. Always take a map and compass with you and make sure know how to use them. Hiking is generally safe, but there are always potential risks. Use common sense, plan your route beforehand and make a reasonable judgment at all times.


Written directions coming soon.

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