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    Birchover and Stanton Moor Walk

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    8.6 km
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    315 m
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    Birchover and Stanton Moor Walk

    The Birchover and Stanton Moor Walk is a fun walking route in the Peak District that will take you to several unique highlights to provide amazing views across Derbyshire. While out on the trail, walkers will visit Hermits Cave and the Robin Hood’s Stride lookout before heading up Stanton Moor for some picturesque views. This walk is a great blend of natural beauty and charming village scenery.

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    Route Description for Birchover and Stanton Moor Walk

    The Birchover and Stanton Moor Walk is a fantastic outdoor activity in Derbyshire that will take you through the village and uphill along the moor for some spectacular views across the Derbyshire countryside. Make sure to wear proper footwear for this walk as stretches of the trail can be wet/boggy, and there is a small amount of elevation gain.

    Setting out from the trailhead near Ivy Bar Brook, follow the path south initially before it turns to the north and begins to climb uphill along the edge of Cratcliff Wood. Soon, you will arrive at the Hermit's Cave, and a bit further on the trail will lead you to a scenic lookout at Robin Hood’s Stride. After taking in the views, head back to the east to cross over the B5056.

    From here, pass through the village of Birchover and make your way uphill through the rugged terrain of Stanton Moor. From this elevated position, you will have spectacular views overlooking the farms and villages of Derbyshire and can even explore the Bronze Age cairns that can be found on site. After taking in the views, follow the trail back downhill to once again make your way through the village to the starting point of the walk.

    Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

    Check out our guides to Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, Dovedale, and Padley Gorge. Or see all of our Peak District walks on 10Adventures.

    Getting to the Birchover and Stanton Moor Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Birchover and Stanton Walk from Bakewell, drive southeast on the A6 for 3.5 km and turn right onto B5056. After 1.4 km, turn left to continue on the road for another 3.1 km, where you will find the car park on the left.

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      Barn Farm Campsite

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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