Higger Tor, Sheffield, Hope Valley S11 7TY, UK
About Higger Tor
The gritstone tor dominates the landscape above Hathersage and the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate, a popular area for visitors from nearby Sheffield, rich in prehistory and legend. It is a fantastic viewpoint situated close to Hathersage in the Peak District. It overlooks the Burbage Valley and the Iron Age hill fort of Carl Wark to the southeast.
Attractions near Higger Tor
The hill known as Carl Wark lies close to Higgar Tor between Stanage and Burbage Edges. It rises high above Burbage Brook and is a fine natural defensive position, so it was used as a fort long ago. 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.
Stanage Edge is a popular place for walkers and for rock climbing which was situated north of Hathersage. It offers stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley. Its highest point is High Neb at 458 metres above sea level. Areas of Stanage were quarried in the past to produce grindstones, and some can still be seen on the hillside—carved, but never removed.
Surprise View is a spectacular view point above Hathersage and is known for being one of the best viewpoints in the Peak District and also for being a great spot to sit and watch the sunset. Other than being a great place to stop and soak up a wonderful view, you can also walk to a few places from that start point. For example, close by to the car park, if you head uphill in a northerly direction towards the back on the car park you can walk to the curiously shaped Mother Cap stone and some grea
The National Trust's Longshaw Estate and the Eastern Moors is an area of parkland and heather moorland in the Peak District. A wonderful place to discover spectacular views of the Peak District, ancient woods, meadows, parkland and heather moorland. Explore the unusual sites of Longshaw's past, from millstone quarries to packhorse routes.
Padley Gorge is a deep but narrow valley in the Peak District, Derbyshire. The valley is part of the Yarncliff Wood, Padley Site of Special Scientific Interest and it is one of the main trekking destinations in this area and also it will be a new experience visiting this place.
The Wyming Brook is a river in the City of Sheffield, England. Its source is the Redmires Reservoirs near the Hallam Moors. It flows in a north-easterly direction for over 0.6 miles down quite steep terrain into an underground chamber where it joins the Rivelin tunnel before it flows into the lower of the Rivelin Dams. A very popular wood, glen and moor with well marked paths for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders alike.
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