Peak District Old Stones Day

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Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Lees Road

Stanton in Peak

DE4 2LS

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The Peak District is home to 'horizon architecture' - stone circles and prehistoric burial mounds network this landscape.

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The Peak District Old Stones give you access to ancientness.

Open to All (Bring your own Beliefs). 11 miles.

High on the Pennine moorlands, led by BPT's Guy, we will start at Nine Ladies Stone Circle, where you can see the ultimate destination of the Peak District Old Stones Way, Minninglow hill, 25 miles south, resting place of prehistoric chieftains in their chambered cairns. The scale of the ancient planning here is vast. Place and orientate yourself in the land with this visual technology, which our ancestors must have also done.

However, this day's destination is Arbor Low, the Neolithic ‘clock’ whose massive recumbent stones are aligned to midwinter sunrise and midsummer sunset. The day will visit the Hermit's Cave, Robin Hood's Stride, an ancient hillfort, the exquisite Youlgreave church and feted town well, and the fairy-rich Lathkil Dale, a place of extreme ecological beauty before finally reaching our destination, a place that is highly charged.

The pilgrimage will include:

Telling folkloric tales - New ways of meeting holy places - Pilgrim songs on the path - Opportunities for silence - Rediscovering your place in the British pilgrimage tradition - Natural beauty - Elemental power.

Fundraising

All ticket fees fund the work of the British Pilgrimage Trust, a registered charity which seeks to open up Britain's pilgrimage tradition in newly inclusive and exciting ways.

FAQ’s

Who can come? Anyone over 18 (or under 18 with parental guidance, bearing in mind the walking distance).

Is this religious? All and no-faiths are equally welcome. We operate a “Bring Your Own Beliefs” policy. We ask that all participating pilgrims tolerate one another, whatever their beliefs.

How will I get back to my car at the end? We will arrange taxis to share for those to be transferred to their next destinations, either cars back at Stanton-on-Peak or Matlock train station (additional cost for these taxis).

Are there fitness limitations? If you struggle to walk all day, this pilgrimage may be unsuitable for you right now. There are always plenty of escape points en route. But we will walk slowly, and start early. Unfortunately this pilgrimage is not suited for mobility-impaired people or those requiring wheelchair access.

Can I bring my dog? Sadly not - we can’t accommodate dogs on our guided pilgrimages. However, if you have a registered assistance dog, they are welcome.

Can I get a refund if the event is cancelled/postponed? If Covid forces the event date to be cancelled, we will transfer your ticket to a postponed date in the future. But if you would prefer, yes, we are offering full refunds if the event is cancelled.

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£60 for a single pilgrim ticket or, if two pilgrims order together, £100 for a double pilgrim ticket (i.e. £50 each pilgrim).

If you would like to make a donation in addition to a ticket, click here

We hope to see you on the path.


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Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Lees Road

Stanton in Peak

DE4 2LS

United Kingdom

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