Winster - The Nine Ladies - Robin Hood's Stride

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The start of the walk is easy - you will drop down into Winster from the car park on its edge and descend further before the climb onto Stanton Moor. The walk around its edge gives good views of the woodland and valley below and you can see the tree houses of the protesters against a quarry extension. A tower to celebrate the passing of the Reform Act is passed shortly before you come to the prehistoric stone circle and a track over the moor where there are numbers of cairns and standing stones concealed in the heather. Pastures lead to the outcrop known as Robin Hood's Stride - it was one great step for mankind! From here lanes and tracks bring you full-circle. There is an inn on the main road within sight of the car park.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Ancient Monument, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/16/2016 - Jim Grindle

Thank you, Alan, for your comments; I have now updated the walk. I have changed the distance and the height gain as I found that I was 1km out (now 11 instead of 10 km, about 7 miles. I was slightly out on the height gain which I have put at 383m which is nearly the same as your reading. Jim Grindle.

8/11/2016 - Alan Roberts

Walk completed August 2016. Followed directions without any great difficulty but a couple of points of clarification: - Instruction 1 - The right hand traffic free road is named East Bank. Instruction 2 - The 'G B Stores' is now the 'Winster Village Shop' and the street name concealed by 'the blue van' is Woodhouse Lane. Instruction 10 - The stile referred to as being 'a few moments past the tower' is actually a couple of minutes walk from the tower. There are 2 pubs in Birchover - The Red Lion and the Druid Inn. We did not deviate from the walk route and my GPS recorded the distance as 10 miles with a height gain of 400 metres.

7/11/2012 - Bryan Scaife

Did this walk beginning of July 2012, really enjoyed it and despite all the wet weather it was good underfoot apart from a short section just outside Winster - this section is mainly paved which helps a lot. Walk was also dog friendly although they need help over a few stiles and the usual sheep and cattle in fields/moors. Two pubs in Birchover so good for lunch as well.

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