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Gardom's Ring Cairn

Ring Cairn

<b>Gardom's Ring Cairn</b>Posted by stubobImage © stubob
Nearest Town:Bakewell (7km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SK272726 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 14' 57.67" N
Longitude:   1° 35' 32.3" W

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The path makes its descent, cutting through a cairnfield of pretty large, irregularly shaped cairns. The Gardom’s Edge ring cairn is completely hidden by bracken, but can be spotted by the forked silver birch that grows from its embanked edge. Once found, the course can be followed round easily enough, but really this is a place for a winter visit if you want to see it properly. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
1st December 2016ce
Edited 1st December 2016ce

[visited 2/10/11] This was a side thought for me, a visit purely on the way to the standing stone and the rock art. So I was surprised to find The Prehistoric Peak had an entry just for it. After I got here though I understood entirely, this thing its a brute. It's got a big diameter and a well defined bank together with several surviving stones feeling analogous to Barbrook II. This would have been worth the trip onto the edge all on its own.

Its position is slightly weird 100 yards further on and its views would have been increased dramatically. Instead it just looks out to Beeley Moor where Hob Hurst's house etc are. Interestingly it is completely out of site of barbrook which is on the other side of this hill.

Access is ok for a moderately healthy person but may be hard for wheels due to a stile and a thinish gate/opening. It is hard to spot in summer and if I hadn't been looking for it I wouldn't have seen it from the path. As you approach up hill you can just see a stone poking out of the bracken to the left of the silver birch.
juamei Posted by juamei
23rd October 2011ce
Edited 9th January 2012ce

A small ring cairn with south east and north west entrances. The south east one aligns directly with the pass that the A619 goes through. There is a rubble embakment and shallow inner ditch. This place has a great ambience.
Dave 26th March 2004
daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
29th March 2004ce
Edited 29th March 2004ce

Marked as 'enclosure' on the O.S Map...where the footpath is shown as passing through the cairn...not quite the same on the ground though the cairn is to the left of the 'main'route up onto Gardom's. stubob Posted by stubob
18th April 2002ce
Edited 2nd January 2007ce