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Curbar Edge Ring Cairn — Fieldnotes

A robbed out round cairn on Curbar Edge, the stones in the foreground are the remains of a cist. The views from here are extensive, to Baslow Edge and the Eagle Stone to the south, and over Stoke Flat to Over Owler Tor, Mother Cap, Higger Tor, Stanage Edge, Banford Edge and Win Hill to the north.

There are numerous cairns in this area. Stoke Flat to the north has a stone circle and cairnfield, to the south is the Eagle Stone cemetery and Gardom’s Edge Neolithic enclosure and to the east is Big Moor, that includes the Barbrook circles and cairns, as well as Swine Sty field systems.

When this cairn was excavated (or more accurately destroyed) in 1913, by the Duke of Rutland, the cist was found to contain the remains of a cremation, a broken food vessel, a flint scraper and a broken bronze knife.

Curbar Edge Ring Cairn — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Burbage Rocks (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

Now, I'm well aware that this area is well known as being used for military training during WW2. The area is littered with bullet holes and mortar scars, left behind by training assaults.

However, these marks have a very different look and feel to the obvious bullet holes. Much softer and more weathered out.

I know that anything resembling rock art in this area will be dismissed as the remains of either military activity or quarrying - but maybe, just maybe!

Burbage Rocks (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Carl Wark & Hathersage Moor — Images

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Gardom's Edge (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Head Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Pike Lowe (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

At the top of Pike Lowe on Midhope Moors is a walkler's cairn that sits on top of a Bronze Age burial cairn. This must once have been massive at one time considering that robbed material has been used to build a large, square sheepfold next to the cairn.

Not an easy place to reach, with longish walks from whichever direction you approach it from and quite often over rough/boggy ground without even a hint of a path.

Pike Lowe (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Winyard's Nick (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Stoke Flat (Stone Circle) — Images

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Seven Stones of Hordron Edge (Stone Circle) — Images

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Arbor Low (Stone Circle) — Images

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Seven Stones of Hordron Edge (Stone Circle) — Images

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Nine Stones Close (Stone Circle) — Images

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Robin Hood's Stride (Rocky Outcrop) — Images

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Mother Cap Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Carl Wark & Hathersage Moor — Images

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Eagle Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

Access here is pretty easy. Park at Curbar Gap car park and take the main path across Baslow Edge (or wander along the edge itself if you wish and take in the views). The main path leads straight to it and you can see it coming a mile off.

Eagle Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Folklore

The menfolk of the area were said to have to climb this stone in order to prove themselves worthy of marriage.

Eagle Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Seven Stones of Hordron Edge (Stone Circle) — Images

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Seven Stones of Hordron Edge (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

I'd been meaning to visit Hordron Edge Circle for years. I finally made it there yesterday. On my way to Baslow Edge, I had plenty of time to spare so decided that I was going to drop in on the spur of the moment. I went via the Cut Throat Bridge gate and path route. Not too bad a walk, the only steep bit being where the path turns up to reach the top of Jarvis Clough.

A lovely place it is too. Unfortunately, although the weather had looked promising when I set out, the cloud had thickened and was letting no light through at all except the flattest, most diffused light - rubbish for photography! Consequently, I don't have many images to post. Still, I know where it is now, so will be back for a sunset on a better evening.

Carl Wark & Hathersage Moor — Images

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Pots and Pans Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Castle Hill (Huddersfield) (Hillfort) — Images

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I was born and raised in Huddersfield. I moved to Norwich in 1988 to go to Art School and haven't got it together to leave yet!! My interests are visiting and reading about ancient places, tribal art and society and trying my damnedest to keep as far from the Rat Race as possible! Ambient Rambling is where it's at!

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