GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Higger Tor

4 miles (6 km)

This circular Peak District walk visits the prehistoricCarl Wark and Higger Tor on the eastern moor of the Dark Peak. It's quite a challenging walk reaching a height of 434m (1,424ft) at Higger Tor. From the high points there are splendid views over the Peak District landscape.
Start the walk from the parking area off the A6187 near Burbage Bridge. From here you can pick up the footpaths heading north onto Burbage Moor. The route continues along the Burbage Rocks to Upper Burbage Bridge where you turn south. You pass along Fiddler's Elbow before reaching Higger Tor where there's a number of strange grey gritstone rocks.
You continue south across Hathersage Moor where you will soon reach Carl Wark. The photogenic rockypromontoryis faced by vertical cliffs on all but one side, which is protected by a prehistoric embankment. It stands at a height of370 metres (1,214ft) above sea level and is approximately 230 metres (750ft) long and 60 metres (200ft) wide.
After exploring Carl Wark the route continues south to the car park, passing another interestingly shaped rock at Toad's Mouth on the way.
To continue your walking in the area head north west to the nearby Stanage Edge. The stunning gritstoneescarpment is one of the highlights of the area.
For an alternative route the tor see our Hathersage Circular Walk which starts and ends from the village.

Higger Tor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Higger Tor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Burbage Bridge spanning the A6187 - - 687693

Burbage Bridge spanning the A6187

Carl Wark - - 1091802

Carl Wark

Packhorse Bridge over Burbage Brook - - 1076422

Packhorse Bridge over Burbage Brook

Rocks at Higger Tor - - 1634697

Rocks at Higger Tor

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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