Stanton Moor & Nine Ladies Stone Circle from Rowsley, Peak District
Guided Walking in the Peak District
A guided walk through history from the village of Rowsley, Derbyshire.
Maximum group size - 8 people
The walk starts from the small village of Rowsley, located where the River Wye meets the River Derwent. Rowsley is home to the fascinating Caudwell's Mill which still runs most days. We pass by the back of the mill, which has a great cafe we can visit at the end of the walk, and head through fields below the beech wood topped Peak Tor which was home to an early Celtic settlement and still has the remains of a dry moat.
We soon head up fairly steeply towards some lovely woods and then onto Stanton Moor. The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the sandstone moor is home to many interesting features for us to visit including the famous bronze age Nine Ladies Stone Circle, the Reform or "Earl Grey" Tower and the Cork Stone .
After exploring the area we walk back down via a different route back to Rowsley.
Meet: Car park on Old Station Close, Rowsley (see map) at 09:45 for an 10:00 start
Grade: Moderate (due to fairly steep walk up)
Height Gain: 300m/1000ft
Price: £404% booking fee (capped at £5) +VAT will be applied.
The walk is mostly on good tracks and footpaths with one fairly steep hill up to Stanton Moor from Rowsley, a climb of about 200 m (600 ft). At any time of year there could be some muddy sections.