Peak District Old Stones Way – 33 Miles – 3 days – Carl Wark to Minninglow Hill. High on the Pennine moorlands south west of Sheffield, the rock fortress of Carl Wark stands proud, overlooking the destination of Minninglow hill, 25 miles south, resting place of prehistoric chieftains in their chambered cairns. This route takes in the old stones of the Nine Ladies, and Stanton Moor’s sacred groves that come alive on Midsummer Night with local festivities, Robin Hood’s Stride and Arbor Low, the Neolithic ‘clock’ whose massive recumbent stones are aligned to midwinter sunrise and midsummer sunset. Arbor Low is an optional destination if short of time.
Accommodation (in order of distance from Carl Wark):
First night, Baslow or Rowsley.
Second Night – Youlgreave, Middleton or Over Haddon.
Start: Take a taxi from Sheffield station or drive to National Trust Longshaw, a mile from the start…
End: Walk down the path to Brassington village and refresh yourselves at the Old Gate Pub. Take a taxi from there to Matlock or back to Longshaw.