111 Stanton Moor

Stanton Moor is a little gem. Set amid encircling White Peak limestone, this isolated heathery plateau is crammed full of Bronze Age burial mounds and stone circles. The Nine Ladies Circle was built four thousand years ago, and legend says these are the figures of nine maidens turned to stone for their pagan dancing. The Cork Stone though is natural and the ascent, using its iron rings and footholds, is a must. In late summer, with acres of honey-scented heather and juicy, finger-staining bilberries, this is one of our favourite walks.

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LOCATION: Peak District, five miles south-east of Bakewell
START: Birchover, signed from B5056 off A6. Park on Main Street
Grid ref: SK238621 Postcode: DE4 2BL
DISTANCE: 3 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Druid Inn & Red Lion
EN ROUTE: Cat Stone, Stone circle

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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