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Name:High Tor
Hill number:18718
Height:205m / 673ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Catchment:Trent
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SK 29695 58962
Summit feature:rock
Drop:47m
Col:158m  SK300589  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
(1:25k) OL24E
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 65 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From large pay & display car park on A6 to north. Included visit to war memorial on summit of Pic Tor.David Gradwell05/07/2019
Walked up from Starkholmes with Lyn, Richard and Scamp (Yorkshire Terrier). A pleasant, short ascent with lovely views and of course the chasms.Sixtyplus17/04/2019
With Toby after a ride on Peak Rail from Rowsley South Station.Wheelsy07/04/2019
With my dad after a ride on the steam train.TLBW07/04/2019
Loop which took in High Tor and Masson Hilldazedemon24/03/2019
With Brian - Mon rundavechaffey11/03/2019
Sunny Ascent and great views after walking up from Starkholmes.Dugswell222/02/2019
Parked in the main car park by the train station and took a steady walk to the top. Fab views.Lannbot18/11/2018
Walk with family from Cromford to Matlock via High TorStestag05/05/2018
Parking: Starkholmes Road opposite site of knocked down school. Followed various footpaths to summit. A very well dressed elderly couple on their way down from near the top muttered to me that 'we were looking for the shops in Matlock Bath'. I thought it was quite a feat to get so lost...David Evans13/01/2018
Someone obviously had rather wide boots.Martin R07/01/2018
Just room to park adjacent white garage wall opposite Tor Close road junction SK 301 589. Then continue ahead on foot to enter wood at gate with many signs. Plenty paths thereafter.carole engel31/12/2017
A day out on the bike bagging hills.simonshrewsbury23/12/2017
With EA, AG and family from Starkholmesvictimofmathema01/11/2017
Solosimon and co01/02/2017
With Gill Stephens. Had this ticked from years ago when climbing here, but not 100% sure I visited actual high point, then. Traversed the Giddy Edge Path on the way down. Two boots width is a bit of an exaggeration, to say the least. There's a handrail as well, for goodness sake. Reminiscent of some sections of the AV2 in the Dolomites. The rifts & chasms of the old lead mining rakes, are well worth an explore, on the way down.ngthack28/01/2017
With Rosemary and Penda, from Matlock Bath Station. Easy walk with spectacular views, 1hr round trip.beorwulf24/10/2016
Quick bag after a meeting. If you like a thrill try the Giddy Edge path. It's one way, starting by the unfenced viewpoint just to the north of the actual summit. Sign proclaims 'spectacular views ahead' and advises staying well back from the edge. Which is a con, as there is no 'back from the edge'! The path is only a few hundred yards, but literally two boots wide and a huge sheer drop! I managed about four steps towards it before bailing! Must be a contender for one of Britain's most thrilling paths.MrChris198019/10/2016
Parked at end of High Tor Road. Delightful walk up to spectacular summit.Campbell Singer02/10/2016
Dramatic top. Very busy on a beautiful Sunday morning.Barbara Singer02/10/2016
easy path from Matlock Bath Stationtrimarc207/09/2016
A high level circuit of Matlock Bathhillexplorer29/08/2016
A easy walk from Starkholmes through the woods. Great views from the top. Certainly 'close to the edge'.Neil Haslewood21/08/2016
Climbed back in July, Walked Matlock - CromfordAlex1759529/07/2016
From Matlock to CromfordMoorponder06/06/2016
As part of circuit around Matlock. You wouldn't want to trip up over your laces on this one! 700th hill landmark reached today.Wheelsy28/02/2016
Superb Boxing day walk with R, impressive cliff edge and traversing path between Matlock and Matlock Bath, Described by Victorians as an exciting Alpine route and I agreed!Denise 26/12/2015
Superb high point where limestone breaks through grass at edge of cliff top. Refreshing lack of signs and fences at cliff edge.RichardM26/12/2015
A five-tump circuit from Tansley: Ashover Hay - Cocking Tor - Matlock Moor - Oker Hill - Masson Hill - Matlock Bath - High Tor. Ascended via the Derwent Valley Heritage Way from Matlock Bath. Surprisingly it took 8 years of living in Derby before I visited this one!davidpettit8426/09/2015
Working in Derby for two days, quick train ride to Matlock Bath for a evening stroll up High Tor. Only ten mins to the top to the dramatic summit. Idled for a while enjoying the lovely views then descended via the sensational cliff path.Jake99411/09/2015
From Matlock with Lesley lovely walk up the 'Alpine Path' to Matlock Bath through the former Victorian pleasure grounds with good lookout viewpoints and old lead mining ravines. I possibly visited the summit previously ,on the very edge of the unfenced cliff edge,when climbing on this magnificent steep cliff in the 1990s. (If I had it would no doubt have been with 'very pumped' arms) Continued our walk to Riber Castle and Bilberry Knoll.Chris Pearson17/08/2015
After coming down from Heights of Abraham on the cable car. Easy walk up on well-defined path. Nice views from the top.jonglew12/08/2015
From E, parking at N end of Starkholmes. Not been here since my climbing days, wasn't sure whether I'd bothered to go to the summit or not!Aye Jimmy30/11/2014
Easy bag from east, parked on 'main' road. The chasms passed en route are interesting - shame they're fenced off but easy to hop over for a poke around.RHW01/11/2014
Bagged whilst doing a circular walk around the heights of Matlockhillexplorer31/08/2014
I have climbed this about three times but this ascent was part of the Derwent valley heritage way. For the best views though, but not for the faint hearted, try the narrow track profiling the edge a bit lower down called Giddy edge!! Also of interest here are collapsed Roman lead mines with Yew trees hanging over. A beautiful place that i will keep coming back to.Dazingdale14/04/2013
Quite a steep drop!!! If you're good on your feet and have a head for heights there is an abandoned geocache hidden in one of the caves which is accessed via the rock climbers path.timday04/04/2012
Date estimated.TK01/09/2007
Not my first ascent, but this one was special as I was soon to start working at the Heights of Abraham across the valley, and wanted to do some exploring. Fern and Roman caves on top are well worth a look after the summit is bagged.DanHolme23/08/2002
1st climbing visit after work with Steve Davies. Climbed Skylight & Lamplight -two very polished VS (easy for here) routes. Also on a separate winter's night time visit with Steve tried and failed to climb the great cleft / gully - wearing crampons and axes -to deal with the shifting piles of earth -was not frozen as we had hoped.Chris Pearson10/05/1989
Via Lyme Cryme E3 and Flakey Wall E4Nick Canuteblank
Edwin Gradwell05/07/2019
George Gradwell05/07/2019
laurabedz27/05/2019
BaggerGutt25/12/2018
karlhaywood04/03/2018
andrew brown04/07/2017
Adrian19/03/2017
IainT19/02/2017
shappne18/09/2016