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Hathersage Moor Ring Cairn

Ring Cairn

<b>Hathersage Moor Ring Cairn</b>Posted by stubobImage © stubob
Nearest Town:Dronfield (9km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SK257809 / Sheet: 110
Latitude:53° 19' 26.55" N
Longitude:   1° 36' 50.82" W

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<b>Hathersage Moor Ring Cairn</b>Posted by stubob


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At last!........
After what must be double figure attempts, both singily and combined. The mighty Neil and I finally found this ring cairn. To say we've missed it so many times.... it's quite an impressive site.

The stones that make up the cairn are alot bigger than any of the other Derbys' ring cairns, some of the stones looked as if at one time they may have stood (thats only going on the shape of 'em).
Right on the banks of a stream. Stone free interior and with a definite South facing entrance.

On a clear day the Beech trees at Minninglow are easy to spot on the distant Southerly horizon.
stubob Posted by stubob
9th May 2003ce
Edited 9th May 2003ce

I've never found this ring cairn, J.Barnatt mentions it in his 1990 book but doesn't give any idea, apart from the grid ref, to it's location. Okay the grid ref. should be enough but in this case it ain't.
I've scoured the area a few times and scanned it again with a guy who had scoured it a few times as well......phew. Still nowt.

JB reckons there's a rubble/stone bank 1-2m wide with a diameter of 7x5m, with a stone in the NE....entrance in the South, a boulder free interior.

Good Luck.
stubob Posted by stubob
2nd May 2002ce
Edited 19th March 2003ce