477 Nine Ladies Quarries

Spending the night in a tree house sounds like fun, but living in one for five years takes determination. With houses perched in the topmost branches, aerial walkways and even a caravan suspended some 30ft above the ground, the quarries were the home of the Stanton Moor protestors. Only two hundred yards away is the Nine Ladies Stone Circle and a delightful stretch of heather moor which would have been badly affected if the quarry re-opened. They won in 2005 and the quarry had to close.

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LOCATION: Rowsley, four miles south east of Bakewell
START: Follow signs to Caudwells Mill from A6. Park beyond mill entrance on layby by playground
Grid ref: SK256657 Postcode: DE4 2EE
DISTANCE: 7 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 4.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Caudwells Mill
EN ROUTE: Stanton-in-Peak, Cork Stone, Earl Grey Tower, River Wye

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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