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Big Moor Stone Circles

Type:Walking Event

Shillito Wood Car Park
Fox Lane
Unthank
Dronfield
Derbyshire
S18 7WG
Big Moor

About

Starting from Shillito Woods we cross Fox Lane picking up a stony and in parts boggy path which climbs towards Owler Bar crossing an old drover’s route, Carr Road, before reaching the A621.

We stop for a short break before crossing the Baslow Road onto the exposed expanse of Big Moor which hides three stone circles and a burial mound some four to five thousand years old.

After visiting each we will have a further short break before returning to the path to re-cross the A621 heading towards Ramsley Reservoir.  The last quarter of a mile is along Fox Lane to return to the car park.

Walk grading - moderate (walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness).

Organised by Dronfield Footpaths and Bridleways Society

Guide Prices

Free of charge
Booking essential

Facilities

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Route not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs
  • Description of route - Circular walk, 2 rest stops, 1-5 stiles
  • Length of route (miles) - 6
  • Typical duration of route - 4 hours

Opening Times

Season (2 July 2021)
DayTimes
Friday10:00 - 14:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at Junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right lane and take 4th exit (A61 signposted Sheffield). At next traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61) and, at next roundabout (Little Chef) select left lane and take 2nd exit (B6050). Follow road for approx 2¼ miles to staggered cross roads (Four Lanes End). Turn right (B6051 signposted Barlow). Follow road into Barlow Village and continue following same road to Millthorpe (Royal Oak on right). Continue on B6051. Where B6051 forks right, go straight on into Fox Lane. Follow Fox Lane for approx 1.5 miles and Shillito Woods car park is on right.

From East Take A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 or A623 to Baslow, continue through Baslow, passing Wheatsheaf on left to roundabout and take 1st exit (A621, signposted Sheffield). Follow road for just under 2 miles and turn right onto Fox Lane. Follow road for just over 1 mile and Shillito Woods car park is on right.

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