STANTON MOOR
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Stanton Moor - 17th January 2009
WALK STATISTICS
Date 17th January 2009 Description Stanton Moor
Start Point Birchover Peaks Climbed Moor Plantations 323m
Total Time 4hrs 15min   Robin Hoods Stride 250m
Walking Time 3hrs 00min    
Stopped Time 1hrs 15min    
Distance 8.00 miles    
Moving Average 2.7 mph Start Grid Ref SK 23840 62175
Elevation at Start 240 metres Temperature 3°C to 5°C
Total Ascent 350 metres Weather Cloudy start then Sunny
Max Elevation 323 metres Walking With On Own
WALK NOTES

Birchover - Andle Stone - Cork Stone - Moor Plantations Triangulation Pillar (S4151) - Nine Ladies Stone Circle - Lees Road - Stanton in Peak - Alport - Bradford Dale - Limestone Way - Castle Ring - Harthill Moor Farm - Stone Circle - Robin Hoods Stride - Limestone Way - Birchover

On one of the few sunny days so far of 2009 I decided to walk across Stanton Moor from Birchover. There were very few people around as I started my walk at 9.45am. I walked up the main road (passing Barton Hill Quarry) out of Birchover. Keeping on the main road turning left along Birchover Road I continued as far as the field with the Andle Stone. This was the first of many ancient stones I would visit today. The views from the Andle Stone across to Harthill Moor and Alport were great. I then returned back to Birchover Road and retraced my steps back to one of the entrances on to Stanton Moor. It was only a short distance to one of Stanton Moors famous stones - the Cork Stone - which I suppose gets its name from the resemblance to a champagne bottle cork. The stone is fairly tall and has several metal hand holds for ascent to the top for the more adventurous walker or climber. There is the remains of a small quarry (New Park Quarry) behind the stone. My path from the Cork Stone was the one on the right hand side behind the stone across the heather. This took me to the summit cairn of Stanton Moor and eventually to the triangulation pillar of Moor Plantations (S4151). I expect that the scenery around the pillar and cairn are lovely when the heather is in full bloom.

After I short stop at the summit I continued across the moor returning to the main path. I walked across heather and then walked through woodland to arrive at Nine Ladies Stone Circle. There is an information board nearby to Stone Circle describing the history of the circle and moorland. Today the circle was mainly in shade as the sun does not get very high in the sky at this time of the year. There was nobody around while I was there at the circle. From the Nine Ladies Stone Circle I headed off the moor to gain access to the Lees Road. I then followed the Lees Road through Stanton in Peak down to the main Ashbourne to Bakewell road. I crossed the road and then followed paths across fields and a caravan site to Alport.

From Alport I picked up the path through Bradford Dale to the Limestone Way near Youlgrave. Then it was across fields ascending on muddy paths to Harthill Moor. I visited Castle Ring (not much to see there!!), a stone circle and Robin Hoods Stride. I clambered to the summit to take advantage of the great views including Chatsworth. I descended down to the main road then followed the road for a few metres to a stile on the right near a milestone. The ground on the other side of the stile was very muddy and boggy. I had to pick my way around the muddy area through brambles etc. The path was also steep and very slippery. Eventually the path levels out and the path becomes more stony and less muddy. I carried on to the village of Birchover and my car. After changing out of my boots etc I had a well earned pint of Leatherbritchers in the Druids Inn.

PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

None
Maps Used
OL24 Explorer - The Peak District (White Peak Area)
PHOTOGRAPHS
Leaving the village of Birchover
Barton Hill Quarry
Birchover Stone Limited
MAP - OVERVIEW
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PHOTOGRAPHS
Andle Stone
Harthill Moor from Andle Stone
Andle Stone - notice the foot holes giving access to the top
Andle Stone
Stanton Moor warning sign
Cork Stone on Stanton Moor - resembling a champagne cork
Life on Stanton Moor
Cork Stone
Cork Stone
Cork Stone
Foot holds and hand holds on the Cork Stone
Cairn at summit of Stanton Moor
Foot holds and hand holds on the Cork Stone
Cairn at summit of Stanton Moor
Moor Plantations Triangulation Pillar (S4151)
Moor Plantations Triangulation Pillar (S4151)
Moor Plantations Triangulation Pillar (S4151)
Moor Plantations Triangulation Pillar (S4151)
Old tree stumps on the moor
Stanton Moor
Stanton Moor
Moor Plantations Triangulation Pillar (S4151)
MAP - DETAILED 1
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PHOTOGRAPHS
Stanton Moor
Stanton Moor
Post on path across Stanton Moor
Nine Ladies Stone Circle
The Nine Ladies Stone Circle Information Board
Path across Stanton Moor
Northwood from Stanton Moor
Darley Dale from Stanton Moor
Stanton Moor Information Board
MAP - DETAILED 2
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PHOTOGRAPHS
Towards Bakewell & Great Longstone from Stanton in Peak
The Flying Childers pub in Stanton in Peak
Life at Nine Ladies Stone Circle
Harthill Hall
Public Footpath to Stanton (through Caravan Site)
Keep To Footpath & Position & Height Above Sea Level!!!!
River Bradford at Alport
River through Bradford Dale
House in Alport
River through Bradford Dale
River Bradford and path to Bradford village
Bradford Dale
Youlgreave from Bradford Dale
Footbridge over River Bradford
Barn near Youlgreave
On Limestone Way - Looking back to Youlgreave
On Limestone Way - Looking back to Youlgreave
Harthill Moor Farm
Stone Circle on Harthill Moor
Harthill Moor from Robin Hoods Stride
Rock formation on Robin Hoods Stride
Robin Hoods Stride
Robin Hoods Stride
Robin Hoods Stride
Robin Hoods Stride
Harthill Moor Farm from Robin Hoods Stride
Chatsworth, Stone Circle on Harthill Moor and pond from Robin Hoods Stride
Hilarys Seat near Robin Hoods Stride
Wood near Robin Hoods Stride
Robin Hoods Stride
Robin Hoods Stride
Robin Hoods Stride
The Druid Inn - Birchover
Birchover village map

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