496 Hordron Edge

Cutthroat Bridge acquired its name in 1635 after a grisly murder and the nearby Packhorse Way guidestone is there because the 1702 Act of Parliament required that all major junctions be marked. The reason for Hordron Stone Circle though is a mystery. Until recently you couldn't even visit these isolated ten stones, which mark the sun in the winter and the moon at midsummer. And why was it built here? Perhaps our ancestors just liked the view.

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LOCATION: Fourteen miles east of Glossop
START: Cutthroat Bridge on the A57 - layby in 200 yards
Grid ref: SK216874 Postcode: S33 0AX
DISTANCE: 3 miles
GRADE: Easy, but one boggy bit
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Landranger 110 Explorer OL - Dark Peak
NOTE: Sorry, no dogs
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Moscar, Strines


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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