FAMILY WALK

We started our today’s walk at the free car park at Upper Burbage Bridge. It was a very overcast day as you can see from the pictures; not a single hint of blue in the sky. It stopped raining before we set off but it looked like the rain was going to came back. Check out our previous family walks here

Upper Burbage Bridge to Higger Tor walk

 

Upper Burbage Bridge to Higger Tor walk

We turned right out of car park to the road and crossed both of the bridges over Burbage Brook. You can see the route we took here. Although we took the main path and not the track along the Burbage Rocks. 

 

Upper Burbage information board

 

Upper Burbage Bridge to Higger Tor walk

 

Upper Burbage Bridge to Higger Tor walk

We turn right off the footpath towards the Burbage Brook. You can see the Carl Wark here on the left and Higger tor on the right. 

Carl Wark and Higger Tor in the Peak District

I nearly stepped on this beauty. Isn’t he gorgeous? He was just sitting there letting me to take a picture of him. He even stayed when my boy reached us. I think it was the first time for our son to see a toad in the wild.

A frog

 

Upper Burbage Bridge to Higger Tor walk

We crossed the bridge and headed up towards Carl Wark. 

We crossed the bridge and headed up towards Carl Wark. 

Nice 18th century packhorse bridge

 

Nice 18th century packhorse bridge in Upper Burbage in the Peak District National Park

What an amazing view. 

Amazing view of Upper Burbage in the Peak District

Carl Wark. 

Carl Wark in the Peak District

Our boy was fascinated by these tiny flowers. Is the spring finally on its way? 

Our boy was fascinated by these tiny flowers.

We are approaching the 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. 

We are approaching the 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. 

 

We are approaching the 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. 

Very overcast view from Higger Tor. 

Very overcast view from Higger Tor. 

 

Very overcast view from Higger Tor. 

It was very foggy but I still enjoyed the mysterious views. 

It was very foggy but I still enjoyed the mysterious views. 

 

 

It was very foggy but I still enjoyed the mysterious views. 

It’s quite rocky on the top of Higger Tor. Our son enjoyed stepping over the rocks.

It's quite rocky on the top of Higger Tor. Our son enjoyed stepping over the rocks.

 

It's quite rocky on the top of Higger Tor. Our son enjoyed stepping over the rocks.

Nearly back at the car park. At this point it started to rain. Perfect timing!

Nearly back at the car park. At this point it started to rain. Perfect timing!

 

Upper Burbage Bridge to Higger Tor route map

 


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