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.

Essentials

  • Distance: 13 Miles
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Minimum Duration: 6 Hours
  • Refreshments: PubCafe
  • Route file (GPX): Download
  • Start: Longshaw Estate, S11 7TY
  • Start Grid Ref: SK 26638 80048

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Derbyshire, UK

Parking Location/Start

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Total distance: 12.48 mi
Max elevation: 445 m
Min elevation: 137 m
Total climbing: 476 m

Guidance

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Safety first, folks

Please do not rely on the guidance below to navigate the hike. We highly recommend downloading the accompanying GPX file and loading it into a navigation device/app. Always take a physical map and compass with you as backup. Take care out there.

Directions

Directions coming soon.

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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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