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Big Moor

<b>Big Moor</b>Posted by Holy McGrailBarbrook II © Holy McGrail
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Barbrook cairns Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Barbrook I Stone Circle
49 posts
Barbrook II Stone Circle
30 posts
Barbrook III Stone Circle
8 posts
Barbrook V Ring Cairn
3 posts
Big Moor Cup Marked Stone
7 posts
Curbar Edge Ring Cairn Ring Cairn
18 posts
Swine Sty Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Barbrook Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment

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Barbrook II (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Barbrook II</b>Posted by Zeb<b>Barbrook II</b>Posted by Zeb Posted by Zeb
21st April 2018ce

Barbrook I (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Barbrook I</b>Posted by Zeb Posted by Zeb
21st April 2018ce

Barbrook II (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

I took the direct route across from the cairn near Barbrook I, passing right through the many cairns scattered on the hillside, and soon found the very visible Barbrook II sitting there solidly, and majestically.

Ok, I agree, it is 'neat', but who cares. This contrasts with the other Barbrooks nearby, but actually gives them more context - helping to show that these sites were important - this landscape was important.

Could've stayed here for hours.
Posted by ruskus
10th August 2017ce

Barbrook I (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Another Peak District area I've long waited to see. I wondered if I was faced with a big old hike across the Big Moor, but as an old couple and their misbehaving dog meandered past with a smile, I realised how accessible Barbrook I is.

Fantastic views from just above the circle, as you head up towards the nearby cairn, and turn to look back.

Summer grasses tried to block the circle but it's too well-trodden an area. Not as 'showy' as the soon-to-be-next Barbrook II but feeling more atmospheric.
Posted by ruskus
10th August 2017ce

Barbrook II (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Barbrook II</b>Posted by ruskus<b>Barbrook II</b>Posted by ruskus Posted by ruskus
8th August 2017ce

Barbrook I (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Barbrook I</b>Posted by ruskus Posted by ruskus
8th August 2017ce

Barbrook I (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

The third of today’s stone circles, and very different again from the other two. This is yer classic Peaks embanked circle, compact and neat. Unlike, say, Nine Ladies, the stones are quite varied in size, although with no particularly obvious grading towards a compass point. The top of one of the stones has cupmarks, something I was completely unaware of, but which recalls the stone at Stanage we visited yesterday.

When we first got into stone circles, I read that the Barbrook sites and Big Moor were closed for environmental reasons – this was in the days before the Countryside and Rights of Way Act opened up swathes of access land, and before the internet might have told me different – so we never came here on our earlier Peaks holidays. As I’ve felt throughout these last three days, the long wait has both sharpened and sweetened the experience of finally coming to these sites. They compare with the best.

The proximity of the track perhaps keeps this from quite reaching the heights of Barbrook II as a place to find solitude, but in truth no one passes our way in the time we’re here. We will definitely be back here.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
1st December 2016ce

Barbrook cairns (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

The cairn cemetery lying between Barbrook II and Barbrook I proves well worth a stop off. A widely varied group, mostly dug into in the mid-19th century, many have excellent kerbs. The star of the show is the rebuilt cairn closest to Barbrook I, a bit of a classic of drystone edging about four courses high. One of the stones in the surround shows an interesting weathered pattern that is probably natural, but just possibly could be the very eroded trace of cupmarks.

From here we drop slightly to Barbrook I.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
1st December 2016ce
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