Higger Tor Summit Circular Walk
The Higger Tor Summit Circular Walk is a quick 4.5 km walking route west of Sheffield that will take you uphill for some amazing views overlooking Burbage Moor and the surrounding landscape. While out on the trail, you will make your way towards the rocky summit of Higger Tor that overlooks the presumed Iron Age hill fort of Carl Wark before turning to the north in the direction of Stanage Edge. It may only be a quick walk, but the views along this trail leave a big impact.
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Route Description for Higger Tor Summit Circular Walk
With a combination of easy-to-navigate trails, a short overall distance, and amazing views, it is easy to see why the Higger Tor Summit Circular is such a popular route in the Sheffield area.
Setting out from the car park next to Burbage Bridge, follow the ridgeline south as you climb up the rocky terrain to the summit of Higger Tor. From this rugged hilltop perch, you will have some amazing views overlooking Carl Wark to the southeast, Hathersage and the Derbyshire countryside to the west, as well as the Burbage Valley and Burbage Moor directly to your east.
After taking in the views, follow the trail to the northwest in the direction of Stanage Edge, a rugged escarpment with some nice views overlooking the Peak District. From here, follow the trail east as it cuts across the bleak terrain of the moor on the way back to the car park next to Burbage Bridge.
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Getting to the Higger Tor Summit Circular Walk Trailhead
To get to the car park for the Higger Tor Summit Circular from the village of Hathersage, make your way northeast for 0.2 km on School Lane and keep right onto The Dale, following it for the next 4.0 km. Make a slight left on Ringinglow Road and you will find the car park on the right in 0.5 km.
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