Nine Ladies Stone Circle

General View of Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Situated on Stanton Moor. Accessed from Lees Road, Stanton in Peak, Youlgreave, Derbyshire, DE4 2LS

Before You Go

A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. It is part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor.

Managed by the Peak District National Park Authority.

Before You Go

Parking: There is no car park for the site but there is a small stretch of Lees Road 300 metres from Stanton in Peak near the easiest footpath to the stone circle where it is possible to park in an informal lay-by just off the road on the right hand side.

Access: The site can be accessed via a number of footpaths depending upon your start point. The most straightforward one involves a 700-metre walk from the parking place described above to the stone circle. It passes through fields and woodland with gates, stiles and uneven surfaces, which can be challenging, particularly for wheelchair users or buggies.

Facilities: There are no facilities on site.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome but must be kept under close control as there may be animals grazing.

Plan a Great Day Out

Why not make a day of it and visit two other nearby prehistoric sites in our care? Arbor Low, a Neolithic henge, is six miles to the west, and Hob Hurst's House, a burial chamber, is three miles to the north east. Enjoy beautiful Peak District moorland views from both.

Or extend your day out with a visit to the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle, set on a hillside overlooking the pretty village of Castleton and offering breathtaking views across the Hope Valley and beyond.

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