Stanton Moor Quarries – A Guided Heritage Walk

Sunday October 29th 2017, starting at 10.30am.

Leader: Chris James. Contact him at at or on 01246 208656.

Meet in the (free!) public car park at Birchover, just opposite the entrance to Birchover Quarry (OS grid ref. SK242625).

A free circular walk over 4 miles to look at some of the industrial and archaeological heritage of Stanton Moor. All welcome, but dogs must be kept on a lead because of grazing sheep. Continue reading

Stanage Edge Industrial Heritage Walk Report

Stanage Edge is probably best known these days as one of the top spots in the Peak District for rock climbing, and many of the thousands of people who come here think of it as an example of unspoilt wilderness. Last Sunday, however, archaeologist John Barnatt led a walk to look at some of the less well known industrial heritage of the area, and show some of the ways in which people have influenced this landscape. Continue reading

September 24th. Mining Heritage Walk – Stanage Edge.

Sunday, September 24th 2017, starting at 10.30am.

This walk has now taken place, and you can see a report of it here.

Leader: John Barnatt. Contact John at

Meet at 10.30am at the car park below Stanage Edge at the north-western end of the road that runs below the edge, next to Dennis Knoll plantation (SK 228 844). Walking boots necessary.

A full day’s walk on the Eastern Moors looking at coal mining remains and more. The walk will be about 5 miles long and we will visit the two sets of coal mining on top of Stanage, a limekiln near Dennis Knoll (which may well have been using the coal from the mines), and the site of the Greens Mill smeltmill in the valley below.

Most of the walk will be on footpaths but there is some rough moorland walking at the coal mine sites – not difficult for anyone reasonably healthy and wearing boots.   

September 29th. Mining Heritage Walk – Barmote Court Walk, Monyash. CANCELLED

Friday, September 29th 2017, starting at 10.30am.

Unfortunately, this walk has had to be cancelled. We hope to reschedule it at some time in the future. Apologies to everyone affected.

Leader: Adam Russell. Contact Adam at

Meet at the village cross in the centre of Monyash at 10.30am. The adjacent Smithy Cafe will be open from 9.30am for anyone wanting a good breakfast before setting out.

To mark the date of the Autumn High Peak Barmote Court, this 6-mile walk will visit a number of sites in the Monyash area with a general theme of mining law and disputes. Afterwards, there will be the option to visit the Bulls Head Inn, the traditional venue for the High Peak Court, and – in keeping with tradition – “partake of ale”.

Bring a packed lunch.