PEAK DISTRICT - (04/09/05)

It's a mixture of places that are included in this latest page to be added to the site, most of the places shown are in the Peak District.

All three photos above were taken on a short circular walk at Stanton Moor a few weeks ago. The photo in the centre shows the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, so named after a legend of nine Ladies and a Fiddler who were turned to stone for dancing and making music on the Sabbath. Stanton Moor, located to the north west of Matlock includes many other ancient monuments as well as more recent structures like the Earl Grey Tower built in 1832 by the Thornhill Family, shown in the photo on the left.
Arbor Low is another Peak District stone circle pictured above; currently in the care of English Heritage is thought to date back to the stone age. The circle, located on a farm, (small admission charge) lies at 375m high with great views across the surrounding countryside, it can be found to the south west of Bakewell close to the A515 Roman road between Buxton and Ashbourne.
The Three Shires Head shown on the left is where Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet as the River Dane flows towards Gradbach. Our walk to reach here started at Wildboarclough from where we walked towards the A54 road between Buxton and Congleton which we crossed before dropping down to the Dane. The other two photos were taken a couple of evenings ago as the last of the days sun shines upon the Crescent at Buxton.
The three photos above were taken at North Lees Hall near Hathersage. The hall is thought to be the model for Thornfield Hall in the famous novel Jane Eyre after Charlotte Bronte stayed in the area in 1845.
Evening scenes from left to right feature Ridgegate Reservoir in Macclesfield Forest, a hazy view towards the Telecom Tower on Sutton Common and Errwood Reservoir in the Goyt Valley.


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