Great Tor Circular Walk
The Great Tor Circular is a fun uphill walking route that will take you to the summit of Great Tor along the rocky terrain of Bamford Edge. While out on this short adventure, you will have some amazing views overlooking the Ladybower Reservoir within the undulating terrain of the Upper Derwent Valley. This is a great entry point to begin exploring the vast network of recreation trails within the vicinity of Ladybower Reservoir.
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Route Description for Great Tor Circular Walk
Walking the Great Tor Circular is a fantastic family-friendly adventure that will get the whole gang out on the trails exploring the rugged and beautiful terrain that can be found within Peak District National Park. Setting out from the car park next to the Yorkshire Bridge pub, cross over the road and head north towards the dam until you find the trail on the right. From here, you will begin the steep uphill climb to reach the top of Bamford Edge. Once there, you will walk along the escarpment to the south, while taking in the breathtaking views across the reservoir-filled valley to the northwest and across the moor to the east. After traversing the rugged terrain along the summit of Great Tor, follow along the path as it descends the moor towards the west on the return leg of the journey back to the car park.
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Getting to the Great Tor Circular Walk Trailhead
To reach the car park for the Great Tor Circular from Hathersage, drive west along Main Road/A6187 for 2.4 km and turn right onto Sickleholme/A6013. Follow this for 3.1 km and you will find the car park on the left next to the Yorkshire Bridge pub.
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