429 Robin Hood's Stride

It may have been only a long step for the Sherwood outlaw, but for the rest of us the gritstone outcrop of Robin Hood's Stride is an impossible gulf. These two monoliths are also known as Mock Beggar's Hall and certainly from a distance their outline looks like the chimneys of a stately home. Locals would say to beggars "Sorry I've nothing for you, why not try up at the hall?" But perhaps they found refuge in the Hermit's Cave where you can still discern the 14th century carving of Christ on the cross.

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LOCATION: Ten miles south-east of Buxton
START: Follow signs to Youlgrave from A515. Car park at west end of main street, toilets
Grid ref: SK207641 Postcode: DE451UU
DISTANCE: 7.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
NOTE: One very boggy field if wet
EN ROUTE: Bradford Dale, Elton, Cratcliffe Tor

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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