Higger Tor

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Higger Tor
Higger Tor 1.jpg
A millstone grit boulder on Higger Tor
Highest point
Elevation 434 m (1,424 ft)
Coordinates 53°20′02″N 1°37′06″W / 53.3338°N 1.6183°W / 53.3338; -1.6183
Geography
Location Peak District,  England
OS grid SK254819
Topo map OS Landranger 110

Higger Tor or Higgar Tor is a dominant landmark of the Dark Peak, in the north of the Peak District National Park. It is a gritstone tor overlooking the Burbage Valley and the iron age hill fort of Carl Wark[1] to the southeast.

The tor stands to the south west of Sheffield, just within the city boundary, about 200 metres (220 yd) east of the border with Derbyshire, which runs along the nearby road to Ringinglow. The village of Hathersage is approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the west.

A scene from the 1987 film The Princess Bride was filmed nearby at Carl Wark with Higger Tor visible in the background.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carl Wark Iron Age fort near Hathersage, Derbyshire". Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "'The Princess Bride': 10 INCONCEIVABLE facts from the Academy's live-commentary screening". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
Higger Tor from Carl Wark