Higger Tor circuit

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 24/02/2013
Distance: 8.3km
Ascent: 250m
Views: 748

Steall Falls and Nevis Gorge

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 31/10/2012
Distance: 3.5km
Ascent: 220m
Views: 635

Pain on Cruach Ardrain

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 30/10/2012
Distance: 14km
Ascent: 980m
Views: 674

Millstone Edge / Hathersage Moor

Date walked: 08/09/2012

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8.7km

Ascent: 225m

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As the weather forecast was for an excellent day we decided a day in the Peak District was in order, destination the area just north of Grindleford.
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Small Track up through the heather

After parking the car at the road side, we set off through the gate and down and over the footbridge taking the track up through the heather which very quickly brings you to the A6187. Cross over and head west through the carpark towards the viewpoint looking towards Hathersage.
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Hope Valley towards Hathersage

Continue northwards along the top of Millstone Edge
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Millstone Edge

Continue along the track through the heather to a sheep fold SK253816, at this point head towards Higger Tor
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Higger Tor

Pick your own line to the top, making it as easy or as difficult as you want :)
After a brief lunch admiring the views, we continued north towards Upper Burbage Bridge which Vicky duly posed under :)
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Upper Burbage Bridge

From here there is a choice of routes back along the top of the rock or the bottom. We chose the bottom route allowing us to watch the climbers as we went along
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Burbage rocks

A few more view shots -
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Vicky on a rock - she might not kill me if she sees this on here :)

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Higger Tor (right)

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Burbage Rocks

Continue along the track across the main road and follow the steam back to the bridge to the start of the walk where it was considerably busier than when we started! But the ice cream van :D parked where we started was a welcome sight on a very hot day.
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Busy! - but does show the start of the route through the heather

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Meall a'Bhuachaille from Glenmore vistor centre

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Meall a' Bhuachaille
Date walked: 03/08/2012
Distance: 5.6km
Ascent: 475m
Views: 1968

Bynack More

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Attachment(s) Munros: Bynack More
Date walked: 01/08/2012
Distance: 20.1km
Ascent: 765m
Views: 728

Ben Macdui & Cairngorm

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm
Date walked: 31/07/2012
Distance: 18.6km
Ascent: 955m
Comments: 2
Views: 4243

Ease her in gently - Cairnwell 3

Attachment(s) Munros: Carn a' Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell
Date walked: 28/07/2012
Distance: 11.4km
Ascent: 620m
Comments: 1
Views: 2162

East Stockwith

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 29/06/2012
Distance: 13.7km
Ascent: 6m
Views: 718

First Snowy Munro- Ben Lomond in MAY!!

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Lomond
Date walked: 11/05/2012
Distance: 12.8km
Ascent: 974m
Comments: 1
Views: 2644


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