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White Edge Cairn


<b>White Edge Cairn</b>Posted by MartinRSImage © Martin Speck (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Nearest Town:Dronfield (8km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SK2683777626 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 17' 40.39" N
Longitude:   1° 35' 50.36" W

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<b>White Edge Cairn</b>Posted by MartinRS


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The cairn is located on the plateau above White Edge with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. I comprises of a number of large boulders of which several appear to radiate from the center of the cairn. I didn't have a tape measure with me when I visited it but would estimate it to about 8m in diameter.

To find this cairn park in the lay-by South of the Grouse Inn on the A625. Walk back up the road, go past the Grouse Inn and turn right along the bridleway across the field towards White Edge ( Go through the birch woods and where the path divides turn right up the escarpment. Soon you will have a dry stone wall to the right of the footpath. When you reach the top you will see a large head-shaped rock ( jutting out from the edge off to the right. Don't follow the path which leads towards this distinctive rock feature, instead carry on in the same direction (East-southeast) but now make sure the line of the wall is to your left. The wall turns through an acute angle which is marked by an ancient boundary marker, the Hurkling Stone. ( Stop here and turn South West. The cairn is about 50 from the boundary marker.
Posted by MartinRS
19th August 2013ce