Tuesday 29th May 2012
As the West Indies hadn't managed to drag the test out to five days and I therefore wouldn't be going to Trent Bridge I decided to make the most of the last of the promised good weather and headed to Higger Tor. When I set off I had a definite route in mind but it turned out to be a case of following my feet today and going where the mood took me.
Start: Surprise View car park (SK 2521 8009)
Route: Surprise View car park - Mother Cap - Over Owler Tor - Carl Wark - Higger Tor - Fiddler's Elbow
- Burbage Rocks - Longshaw Estate - Owler Tor - Surprise View car park
Distance: 5.75 miles Ascent: 321 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 20 minutes
Terrain: Good paths with a short scramble onto Higger Tor.
Weather: Sunny and warm.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
A nice surprise at the start of the
walk, another Ranger Service bench.
After a short walk through the wood I get a view across to Eyam Moor.
Mother Cap is one of those rocks that once
you have seen
From behind it doesn't look quite so distinctive, but much easier to climb.
Heading for Over Owler Tor.
There are plenty of rocks to explore on Over Owler Tor.
It's well worth scrambling onto one or two
of them to enjoy the
Looking towards Stanage and Bamford Edge.
I originally planned to follow this path around the back of Higger Tor.
I wasn't planning on visiting Carl Wark today.
Over Owler Tor. Shortly after taking this
shot I decided to take a
Higger Tor. I never tire of looking at
this outcrop from whichever
If I hadn't of taken the path I would
never have come across this bench with such
We share a birthday, but not the year of birth.
The defensive wall on Carl Wark.
Heading for Higger Tor, which was teeming
with school parties learning
Heading for Fiddler's Elbow.
This is my normal start or end point when
I do Higger Tor so it was very strange not to be heading
Looking back along the Burbage Valley.
A distant Eyam Moor from my return route along the top of Burbage Rocks.
The old quarry below Burbage Rocks.
Not a bad lunchtime view.
Burbage Brook, a popular spot for picnics and paddling.
Owler Tor suffers from being too close to
the road and car park,
These sheep had the right idea.
A final look at Owler Tor as I head for
the car park and seeing
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