Easiest approach from Hordron Edge circle is via the shooting track that you took from the A57. If you carry along the contour line from the circle you'll intersect it as it comes up from the valley. It takes you to a bridge over the beck, which is far easier than routes across the moor suggested elsewhere.
[visited 6/11/10] This is a delight, especially in the late autumn sun casting long shadows with the pheasants adding a symphony of noise about me. I was released from my own nest for a few hours out to enjoy for my birthday and picked this as it fulfilled 3 main criteria; away from the masses, still in very good nick and, unlike most now in the peaks, it was new to me. I've been to Seven Stones of Hordron Edge a couple of times but hadn't realised anything else this good was on the same moor. Really should finish reading through "Stone Circles of the Peaks"! Next up for me on here is a nice long walk taking in this, Seven Stones of Hordron Edge with hopefully Moscar Moor and Bamford Moor North as well.
Access is across wet peat bog and up a moderately steep hill, without decent paths. Many many thanks to Postman without whose instructions, I would no doubt still be struggling to find this delightful little circle. For anyone else following the instructions, two amendments may be helpful; firstly after crossing the stream follow the trees up the hill and secondly head in a North-North-Easterly direction from the modern stone, not North east as stated...
This one is a brilliant little stone circle .
There is room for one or two cars south of the stones on the road where it hoops north round and over a small stream. Access the hillside through two stones (Cant be missed) go up till you leave the wooded stream and cross it, fifty metres or so from here is a modern stone, part of a trackway across the wilderness. From here, after admiring the wonderful Stanage edge, walk directly towards the closest part of the Edge(North East) for about three to five minutes all the time looking for a small but noticable cairn. If you can find it congratulate yourself and carry on in the same direction for a further three minutes looking all the time for grey stones. If you find your way straight there you did better than me, I think the map isnt entirely accurate and it sent me and Arnie the bat faced dog in an exhausting and isolating trek over this almost barren wildeness, but at the same time I found a row of cairns aligned east-west and the weird gurgling of red grouse kept my spirits up.
The stones,of which I think there are seven are set into a bank, and I think the same helpfull guy who'd been chopping back the bracken at Hordrens edge had been here too, and recently judging by the cut marks on the stems and the cuttings hadn't had time to disperse in the wind.
After taking sooooo long to get here I couldnt sit and appreciate the place as fully as i'd liked, I can imagine sitting here quite a while, but the time I did spend was time well spent, a very nice little stone circle.