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 halfway refreshment stop in the beautiful and historical Hathersage, where Robin Hood’s friend Little John is said to be buried.

Commencing from Longshaw Lodge, you head along a riverside path through Padley Gorge onto the wonderful village of Hathersage. From Hathersage, you continue to scale Stanage Edge and onto the mightly Higger Tor, before retracing your steps back to the car park.

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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


Paid  parking available at Longshaw Estate, S11 7TY


Derbyshire, UK

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Safety First

Please do not rely on this walking guide to solely navigate the hike. Always take a paper map and compass with you and make sure you 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.

  • Stanage Edge
  • Stanage Edge rocks
  • Stanage Edge
  • Burbage Edge
  • Up Higger Tor
  • Higger Tor
  • Higger Tor
  • Higger Tor

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Leigh Walker

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Hi I'm Leigh, the creator Walk In Derbyshire. I've been walking in the Peak District National Park for over 30 years and have a huge passion for connecting with nature and hiking in the outdoors. I write up the all the walks for Walk In Derbyshire and am also the lead on our group hikes.

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