- County: Derbyshire
- National Park: Peak District
- Nearest Town(s): Hathersage
- Difficulty: Easy
- Time: 15 mins – 4 hours
- Height: 438m
- Map: OS Explorer Map OL1 The Peak District: Dark Peak Area*
High Neb was the final trig point in a set of three we bagged in one walk. The other two, Stanage Edge and Stanage Pole include details of the walk up until Stanage Pole, so it’s best to go and read them first if you’re looking for the complete route.
Of the three, High Neb had the best views (though by a small margin) and was well worth the final push on this walk to make it there for the bag.
Where to Park
If you’re taking in all three pillars, park up near the start at Stanage Edge. See that post for more details.
If you’re taking in just High Neb, the nearest parking is at Bamford, where you can take a byway right up to the edge.
The Walk In
From Stanage Pole, head back toward the main edge, then turn right to continue along towards High Neb.
It’s a pleasant stroll along here until you reach the trig pillar, which is very easily recognisable.
The View From The Pillar
A wonderful view across the Hope Valley awaits you, with plenty of spaces to stop and have a picnic if the weather is good and it’s not too windy.
The Walk Continued
At this point, we headed all the way back along the edge to the start – one long straight line.
The walk itself lacks any major ascents or descents so is perfect for all abilities, and certainly rewarding in terms of the views and interest you get along the way! It’s also dog-friendly, though you might be wise to keep Fido on the lead lest the decide to chase a ball off the edge…
All-in-all we found the walk highly rewarding – both in terms of the picturesque scenery, the multiple trigbags and the gentleness, which meant we came away from our three-hour walk satisfied but not too achey.
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