388 Whaley Moor

"Bitter, freezing weather - stay inside" they kept saying on television, but with a brilliant blue sky we climbed instead to Whaley Moor in search of the Dipping Stone. Now you'd expect to find such a place by a stream, so it was a little while before we found our objective. Set high on the moor the stone looks like one at Eyam where money was left during the Black Death. And that's just what this is, for old books give it another name - the Plague Stone.

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LOCATION: Whaley Bridge
START: Whaley Bridge station, park nearby
Grid ref: SK011815 Postcode: SK237AF
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 109 & 110
EN ROUTE: Toddbrook Reservoir, Ringstone, Yeardsley

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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