Sunday 17 May 2020
A 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.
This unique moor is close to Matlock and Darley Dale. It has a fascinating history, burial mounds, a stone circle, rocky tors and beautiful views of the Derwent Valley and beyond.
Access to the moor is made via the village of Birchover, our starting point. In the walk we visit the moor twice so that we have lots of opportunities to explore the whole area. We also descend to the village of Rowsley with its working flour mill, café and craft shops. We ascend hills to gain Stanton Lees and after our second exploration of the moor and its stone circle we return to Birchover via Upper Town and include a short detour to Rowtor Rocks to explore some bizarre rock carvings including caves, seats and dragons!
The walk is about 8 miles/13 km, with approx 360 metres of ascent.
The cost is £38 per person. Please book and pay below. You are booking with Rachel Bolton who will guide the walk on the day.
We meet at 9:15am to be ready for a 9:30am start at the picnic tables opposite the Red Lion pub in the village of Birchover. Post code DE4 2BN. There is free roadside car parking throughout the village.
The following information sheet provides advice regarding what to wear and what to bring with you.
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.