Higger Tor and Carl Wark

JUNE 2018 WALK EVERY DAY FOR A WEEK CHALLENGE – DAY 2

On a second day of my challenge I decided to do Higger Tor and Carl Wark. I parked my car at Burbage Bridge car park. I’ve done this route with my family back in March and what a difference it was today!

This time I did it the opposite way than last time, starting at the car park and going straight onto the Higger Tor, then Carl Wark and back along the Burbage Edge. 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark

The weather was just gorgeous. I would love this heath-wave to stay for the whole summer. Pleasy please! Everything was so lush and green. A beautiful landscape covered in ferns. The gorgeous beautiful sky helped too! On the photo below you can see Higger Tor and at the back Carl Wark. 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

I think going this way around the route is much easier as opposed going in the other direction. Thistles are still on although they will be replaced with heather soon. 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

Approaching the Higger Tor on the photo below. Just a little gentle climb and you can enjoy the stunning views from the summit. It is amazing how different the landscape is compared to my last visit in March. Back then it was very misty and cloudy and we couldn’t see much. Today it was a different story! The visibility was just perfect. There are amazing views from the top. 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

Higger Tor

Higger Tor or Higgar Tor is a dominant landmark of the Dark Peak, in the north of the Peak District National Park. It is a gritstone tor overlooking the Burbage Valley and the iron age hill fort of Carl Wark to the southeast.

The tor stands to the south west of Sheffield, just within the city boundary, about 200 metres (220 yd) east of the border with Derbyshire, which runs along the nearby road to Ringinglow. The village of Hathersage is approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the west.

A scene from the 1987 film The Princess Bride was filmed nearby at Carl Wark with Higger Tor visible in the background.”

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

I moved onto the Carl Wark where I had my lunch. I was the only person on the top and enjoyed the views. Ahh, it was just lovely. It was honestly one of those best moments. Gorgeous weather, quite hot and it was nice and breezy on the top, birds singing and flying around you, far reaching views, no people, the tranquility of it all..

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

Carl Wark

Carl Wark (sometimes Carl’s Wark) is a rocky promontory on Hathersage Moor in the Peak District National Park, just inside the boundary of Sheffield, England. The promontory is faced by vertical cliffs on all but one side, which is protected by a prehistoric embankment. The cliffs and embankment form an enclosure that has been interpreted as an Iron Age hill fort, though the date of construction and purpose of the fortifications remains unknown. The site is a scheduled monument.”

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

Then I went down from Carl Wark via packhorse bridge and then turned left onto the main path back to the car park along the Burbage Edge. 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark

One more glimpse at the Carl Wark and Higger Tor..

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

Burbage Edge ↓ is quite popular with climbers. Mostly during the weekend, there was no one today. 

Higger Tor and Carl Wark in the Peak District

What a brilliant walk. I was quite tired at the end as it was so hot and I was roasting. I highly recommended this walk. Perfect for families, kids will love “weaselling” around the rocks. 

Go and see Higger Tor and Carl Wark, you won’t be disappointed!