A guided walk exploring the stunning gritstone edges on the west side of the Peak District. Starting from the National Trust property Longshaw Lodge, we walk through the grounds and descend into the picturesque Padley Gorge. We cross the delightful stream and gently ascend through woodland to Millstone Edge via Laurence Field quarry.
After experiencing “the surprise view” (weather permitting), we follow the edge keeping a look out for rock climbers bravely ascending the gritstone Towers and Tors and ascend to Carl Wark Hill Fort. The fort is a fine example of a reputed iron age hill fort but evidence suggests it could be Neolithic .
After visiting the fort and viewing the ramparts we ascend to Higger Tor (434m ) with a chance to view the gritstone rock formations up close and then work our way along the undulating Burbage Edge via Upper Burbage Bridge to see evidence of discarded millstone wheels amongst the heather before returning to the car park.
The walk is about 10 miles/16k with over 700m elevation
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Hen / Stag parties
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