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Stanton Moor

Stanton Moor is an area of moorland and gritstone rocks and home to the Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Stanton Moor is an area of moorland, woodland and gritstone rocks overlooking the Derwent Valley. The network of paths lead across the moorland and around the edges.

The moor is home to the famous Nine Ladies Stone Circle, a place where ceremonies have taken place since the Bronze Age.

There are impressive gritstone rocks around the moor, in particular on the eastern edge overlooking Matlock. The adventurous can climb the Cork Stone using the metal climbing rungs in the rock.

Hidden in the woodland is the Earl Grey Tower built in 1832 to commemorate the The Great Reform Act.

Catch the 172 bus from Bakewell Road in Matlock and alight in Birchover. Take the footpath at the side of The Red Lion pub and after at the path junction turn right, follow the path to the car park located opposite Birchover Quarry. Turn left up the road for about 300 metres and take the footpath on the right onto Stanton Moor, near the Cork Stone.

There are pubs at Birchover (Druid Inn and Red Lion) and Stanton in the Peak (The Flying Childers), from where you can return on the 172 to Matlock.

The Ordnance Survey, White Peak (OL24) Explorer Map will show the footpaths.

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