Padley Gorge and Higger Tor, April 2017

Walk details

  • Route Grindleford, Padley Gorge, Longshaw Estate, Burbage South, Higger Tor (cutting across in front of Carl Wark Fort), Winyards Nick, Over Owler Tor, Mother Cap, Padley Gorge, Grindleford.
  • Distance 6.31 miles
  • Duration 6hrs
  • Getting there Train to Grindleford, splitting at Sheffield
  • Weather Warm, bright and sunny.

Why this route?

  • We did part of this walk a week or so ago, and knew that the kids would love it. Woods, rocks, and not that much ascent.

What did we learn?

  • n/a

Walk highlights

  • Extremely happy children who wrung every ounce of pleasure to be had out of the day, which explains why we barely hit 1mph.
  • Child number two wanted a photo of her on every single rock. The rocks won that one.


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