Stanage Edge & Higger Tor Walk - July 23rd

Posted 13/8/2017

A somewhat belated report into this recent walk.........


Today’s walk was a repeat of a walk that was shortened last year only this time we reversed the route, with the most physically challenging part of the walk being in the first half of the walk leaving an easier finish.


Starting from the Norfolk Arms pub at Ringinglow we made a gradual ascent along Houndkirk Road before making our way to Carl Wark Fort, despite some rather muddy pathways which resulted in one of our party getting a bit of a sinking feeling!


We then ascended Higger Tor where we paused for lunch and endured the first of two short rain showers, which stopped almost as soon as our group had decided did out the waterproofs. A gradual descent to Upper Burbage Bridge followed before another ascent to Cowper Stone (where the obligatory group photos were taken at the ‘Trig’ Point) and then along Stanage Edge, with its breath taking views.


Our walk then veered past Stanedge Pole and dropped down to Redmires Reservoirs where we encountered our second short rain shower before our final ascent along Rud Hill and back via Fulwood Lane to the Norfolk Arms where a richly deserved post walk pint (and cake in one case) was taken.


Well done to our group of 18 adults who completed this rather challenging 10.69 mile walk of which the views made it well worth the effort.