Longshaw - Higger Tor - Hathersage - Scraperlow - Longshaw

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This route is quite demanding; most of the route is across
'access land' which is mostly moorland. One section is a bit of a rocky scramble along the upper part of the track onto Higger Tor, the track leading up is well-worn so many find their way up there. Most of the paths are well-walked though others are less well-used, but all are easily followed.

There is one short diversion from the route shown on the 1:25000 scale map on the return around the area of Scraperlow. The path now follows the concessionary route in front of the house rather than passing behind it.

Also one section on Hathersage Moor is not too distinct, though is becoming more noticeable as more people follow the line across the moor.

The pub used on this walk is the Scotsman's Pack in Hathersage. This pub offers a good, if a little expensive, menu with some interesting real ales on offer, including Charles Well's Bombadier on day of walk.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, National Trust, Pub, Wildlife
10/28/2018 - Paul John Bridgett

This area has in recent years been open access. Some additional paths have developed. Others overgrown with heathers and scrub. Though the main path from Carl Wark (Iron Age Hill fort almost totally man made) not a natural rock outcrop like Higger Tor (Former Roman Fortress) is well defined though still quite a rocky scramble in places. Waymark 3 or 4 would be from Padley Gorge onto Padley Moor the line from stile onto moor is around 45 degrees right heading just to the left of Carl Wark and continues along same line to Higger Tor there are several boggy areas, particularly after such a wet year as just had in 2017. Will read through and amend if necessary I would have been less surprised if they had problems nearer to Carr Head and Moorseats as track now gated with electric gates, there is a release button for access to the footpath onto Moorseats Wood.

11/5/2017 - Alistair Hatton

We did this walk today but was really disappointing with the directions. We got lost at about stage 3 or 4. Luckily we managed to find our own way to Higger Tor and loved the walk and our young GSD loved it too. The directions said to turn right onto a grassy path but we passed 3 or 4 of them, all of which had distinctive features but as there were none mentioned in the directions we didn't know which to take. Do a walk around Higger Tor, you will love it like us but the directions and photos need sorting.

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