Stanton Moor and Rowtor Rocks

Stanton Moor Walk

2. Stanton Moor & Rowtor Rocks, Peak District, with Cath Lee

Sunday 12 May 2019


A leisurely guided walk in the delightful Derbyshire Dales as part of a small group of no more than six people plus your friendly, professional walk leader.  Throughout the walk your guide will 'bring the countryside to life' by sharing with you a wealth of local knowledge. 


From the village of Rowsley we make our way up the hillside to Stanton Moor which is an area of high heather covered moorland.  We will see fascinating features such as The Earl Grey Tower, The Nine Ladies Stone Circle and The Cork Stone, all with interesting stories. 


We will have a lunch stop of about an hour in the village of Birchover to enable you to either enjoy a pub lunch or a packed lunch that you have taken with you.  In the afternoon our walk will take us to Rowtor Rocks which are believed to have once been used as a Druid temple and contain the most amazing carved features and passageways.  We return to Rowsley across a different part of Stanton Moor and we enjoy wonderful views across the valley as we descend back toward Rowsley.    


The walk is about 8 miles/13 kilometres 8km with approx 300 metres of ascent.


The cost is £30 per person.  Please book and pay below.  You are booking with Cath Lee who will guide the walk on the day.


Stanton Moor and Rowtor Rocks, 12 May, with Cath Lee


  • Fully booked
The Earl Grey Tower
The Earl Grey Tower
Peak Tor near Rowsley
Peak Tor near Rowsley
Stanton Moor
Stanton Moor
Nine Ladies Stone Circle
Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Meeting place and time

We meet at 9:45am to be ready for a 10:00am start in the small public car park on Old Station Close, Rowsley, post code DE4 2EL. 

Accessible by public transport by bus along the A6.


The Google map to the right marks the exact location.


Further information

The following information sheet provides advice regarding what to wear and what to bring with you.  

General Information - Full Day Walks.pdf
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If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the villages of Rowsley and Darley Dale, and the towns of Matlock and Bakewell are nearby.  See our accommodation page for further information.

Alternative Dates

For greater flexibility, why not do this as a private guided walk on a day of your choice, either on your own or with a group of friends or family?.