Arbor Low Stone Circle
The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Some say that this is the finest Stone Age 'henge' monument in the North of England. A site of unique archaeological and cultural interest.
Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounds a central stone ‘cove’ – a feature found only in major sacred sites.
Nearby is enigmatic Gib Hill, a large burial mound.
See the English Heritage website
What makes it special
- Finest Stone Age monument in the Peak District
- Unique sight
Open any reasonable time during daylight hours.
£1 per person in an honesty box for landowner to allow access
Other things to do nearby
The Tissington Trail is just 5 minutes drive away and provides links to the beautiful village of Hartington and the market town of Ashbourne.
The Peak District offers an ideal landscape for the more experienced climber, with amazing crags and bouldering opportunities just minutes from the hostel door.
YHA Hartington Hall is an ideal base to explore cycling of all natures from family friendly trails to endurance mountain biking routes.
Stargazing – a simple yet intriguing and inspiring evening activity.
There are an unlimited amount of mountain bike routes around the Hartington area for all abilities.
In just 15 minutes you can be down by the River Dove, feeding the ducks, watching the herons and, if you're lucky, a kingfisher. A gentle, idyllic walk that everyone can enjoy.
The River Derwent at Matlock hosts a grade 2 rapids course, with 35 permanent slalom gates in place and floodlights for darker evenings. Contact Matlock Canoe Club for details.
The nearby Tissington Trail winds its way gently through beautiful White Peak countryside. Take the opportunity to visit historic Tissington village with its stately home, duck-pond and tearooms.
Travel to Carsington Water for their gently undulating eight mile off-road trail around the reservoir, or take on one of the 'Dark Peak' routes for a full day of challenging mountain biking.
A circular route taking in stunning Lathkill Dale can be tailored to your walking level.
Sheen lies between the lower Dove and Manifold Valleys, well known for their scenic beauty. These are some of the most popular walks in the whole country.
Cratcliffe Tor provides some of the area's most popular grit-stone climbs.
7 miles Take a trip to Bakewell and discover this charming Derbyshire Dales town.
Take a trip to Bakewell and discover this charming Derbyshire Dales town. You'll find great shopping, plenty of spaces to relax and the famous Bakewell Pudding confection.
8 miles This remarkable medieval house is surrounded by Elizabethan gardens and set in the rolling countryside of the Peak District. Visit the website
This remarkable medieval house is surrounded by Elizabethan gardens and set in the rolling countryside of the Peak District.