A walk that follows some of the ancient routes into and out of the Peak District. This walk is full of history, so take time to look and explore, what is around you on the walk.
The latest Stanedge Pole was erected on 17th April 2016, the birth date of Britain’s first national park, The Peak National Park. Stanedge Pole is probably the most iconic of all Peak District landmarks and marks the boundary of York and Canterbury, Yorkshire and Derbyshire, Hallamshire and Hathersage. Note the different spelling of Stanedge.
Pockmarked gritstone boulders lay all over the Burbage Valley and date from the second world war when the area was used as a practice ground for army troops.
One of the most common marks to see out on the moor, well away from centres of population is the conjoined ‘V’ and ‘M’ often inverted and with a date. The letters denote the Virgin Mary and were a sign of catholic following, that was banned during the period.
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