Burbage Valley

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Burbage Valley is a beautiful place to walk in the Dark Peaks, with easy access and exceptional views. This walk starts off at Burbage Bridge and follows the obvious trackway down below Burbage Rocks (popular with rock-climbers). The track descends to the south before a different path is taken to cross Burbage Brook and begin a gentle ascent to Carl Wark.

Carl Wark is a scheduled ancient monument and believed to be some kind of hill-fort, possibly dating to the Iron Age or earlier. On three sides are natural high cliffs and by its entrance is a large rampart for defence.

The route heads north from here to the higher peak of Higger Tor, which involves a short section of easy scrambling over rocks to reach the plateau. The views south are excellent and extend for miles in most directions. From here a simple path skirts the edge of the valley, leading you back to the car park.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Ancient Monument, Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, River, Wildlife

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