After yesterday's long day on the Bleaklow moors, a gentler day was on the cards today! Colin and Avril had invited us to join them for a spot of curiousity hunting as part of their quest to visit all of those listed in the "Curiousities of the Peak District" book. So we met them and Rich, Caz & Ewan near the Druid Inn in Birchover soon after 11am, where it was dry but quite cold & windy.
We set off walking along the road at around 11:30am, heading east out of the village and gradually climbing up towards the moor. After around a kilometre, we reached a stile onto the moorland, which we crossed and followed a good track mostly sheltered from the worst of the wind. After another kilometre, we reached the gritstone outcrop of the Cat's Stone where we stopped for lunch, whilst Colin did a spot of bouldering in the sunshine.
|Tower on Stanton Moor|
|Stanton Moor carvings|
|Nine Ladies stone circle on Stanton Moor|
|Cork Stone on Stanton Moor|
|Stanton Moor trig point|
|Birchover Millennium Stone|