Sunday 15 May, 2022.
New to hill walking or want to go a little slower? This is a chilled, easy pace walk as part of a small group - it starts high and stays high with far reaching views over some of the Peak District's finest landscape.
We walk from Longshaw onto two of the Peak Districts finest gritstone Edges, Burbage and Stanage, looking out for weekend rock climbers and enjoying the fine views towards Mam Tor and the Great Ridge. Listen for Skylarks and Curlews and look out for the old millstones discarded amongst the bracken and heather. We stop at Callow Bank which overlooks the Hope Valley's green pastures far below - it's a peaceful lunch spot before we ascend Higger Tor (434m ) with it's fine views towards Carl Wark Fort (thought to be a Neolothic, then Roman settlement). A winding path takes us to the lesser-known Over Owler Tor and Mother Cap with their curious wind carved stones and rocky view points. We make our way back to Longshaw Lodge, perhaps stopping to cool our feet in Burbage Brook - a rocky stream that tumbles its way down to the valley via Padley Gorge.
The walk is approximately 6-7 miles/11-12k with around 1115 feet/ 340m of ascent.
The cost is £38 per person. Please book and pay below.
We meet at 9.30am for 9.45am start.
The meeting point is Longshaw Estate Café at Woodcroft Car Park Near Fox House, Grindleford S11 7TZ. We'll meet outside the cafe entrance. The car park is off the B6055, 200 yards south of junction with A625 (Fox House Inn). This is a Pay and Display car park. There are toilets at the cafe.
Joining the walk by train? Provided we’ve got enough spaces in our vehicles, we can pick you up and return you to the Grindleford train station which is nearby - just let us know when you book. We don't charge for this as we are keen to promote use of public transport and help reduce traffic in the Peak District National Park.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the village of Hathersage is nearby and has a selection of B&Bs, inns, and a YHA hostel. Visit our Accommodation Page
Have any questions? Please Contact Peak Walking Adventures
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