Barrows and Burials at Minninglow Hill

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For many years there was no public access to the ancient burial chambers and Bronze Age ring barrow on Minninglow Hill. Now, thanks to a concessionary path, walkers can visit the site, maybe even take a picnic as our Roman forebears did from the remains they left behind. The walk then drops gently down to Roystone Grange, which has been farmed since Roman times and which has remains of a monastic past. The walk starts along the well-maintained High Peak Trail and is mostly along lanes and grassy paths. There is one climb, up to the summit of Minninglow Hill.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Ancient Monument, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Nature Trail, Woodland
10/28/2015 - Richard Hardy

I have updated waypoint 5 to make it clearer, however in respect of Margaret's comments I have walked this route about half a dozen times and never been challenged about access, there is no signage indicating it is a private road and the AA actually publish a walk along the same route. In respect of Margarets comments about Waypoint 7 - a right turn leads you onto a road that takes you to way point 8 by the rail bridge so I'm afraid I can't understand her confusion. Others have not reported an issue

10/5/2015 - Margaret Siddons

This route walked on 27 September 2015 and a second time on 30 September 2015 by other friends who joined our group for a two day break and wanted to do a short walk before joining us for lunch. On both occasions, each leader felt that there appears to be an omission of explicit directions at Waymark 5 after reaching the T-junction. A left turn is a private road and the owner confirmed to both parties, on separate days, that it is not and never has been a public footpath. Taking a right turn at Waymark 7 does not lead to the railway bridge but a back-track walk of approx. half a mile to High Peak Trail shortly beyond the Waymark 1 on the same track as walked at the outset? Some clarification is needed but otherwise a great walk on a sunny day - most enjoyable.

5/14/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Richard Hardy for his update for this walk. May 2012. Adrian (Admin)

4/16/2012 - Penelope Pitty

Very pleasant walk with lots of interest, which I did with my sister, brother-in-law and two dogs during the fine weather in March.

2/5/2012 - Steve Jary

Walked this route on 5 February, after decent snowfall overnight. The biggest challenge was getting to the carpark on the icy road! Although the walk is by no means strenuous, it is packed full of interest and makes for a great couple of hours. The views south from the highest point are stunning on a clear day.

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