Big Moor (2nd March 2019)

Joe Kelsall Walk, from Shillito Woods, Saturday 2nd March

Our walk Saturday morning 2 March found 26 hardy souls setting off from Shillito Woods car park for a bracing enjoyable walk in the winter sun. Crossing the road we went right along muddy paths through Ramsley Moor crossing the ancient Car Road then crossing the A621 Baslow Road onto Big Moor. We veered off right to find a well hidden stone circle Barbrook 3, returned to the path to traverse round to Barbrook 1 one of the best preserved stone circles in the Peak District before visiting the nearby Burial Mound and then partly restored Barnbrook 2.
Returning to the pathway we re-crossed the Baslow Road at a much lower point taking a path to Ramsley Reservoir exiting onto Fox Lane to return to Shillito Woods.
This was a walk encompassing historical sites that date back to 2000BC and possibly earlier.

Three more pics from Joe’s walk. What we first thought was poo near Circle no.3 was actually an owl pellet which Linda broke open to reveal the remains of a field vole. You could see a claw and it’s front teeth. She took them home to soak and investigate further. We might also mention the Adder at Circle no.2 ? A brilliant walk and well researched by Joe.