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Gibbet Moor Standing Stones

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Gibbet Moor Standing Stones</b>Posted by Chris CollyerImage © Chris Collyer
Nearest Town:Bakewell (6km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SK28146973 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 13' 24.78" N
Longitude:   1° 34' 42.49" W

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Fairly easy to find and a short walk across the heather from the track that runs along the western edge of the moor. In Stu's photo from 2002 the area looks to have been recently burnt off and as of summer 2008 the area to the west hasn't fully regenerated although the stones themselves are starting to become engulfed in heather and rush and the smaller stones that may have formed part of a kerb are already covered.
The suggestion that the natural stone to the west could have been a prominent feature seems very plausible as it sticks out like a sore thumb, looking like some kind of megalithic sun lounger.
Some nice views to the northwest round to the northeast. OS Ref SK28146973
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
4th August 2008ce

There are 2 standing stones here located on the northern edge of a cairnfield; 1 stands about a metre in height the other, less than 1m away, about half this height. They both look to be kerbed. Another upright slab is also visible 30m away to the west and although probably natural the NMR says that it is likely to have formed a prominent feature of the cairnfield. stubob Posted by stubob
18th October 2002ce
Edited 9th March 2008ce