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: The roads adjacent to Stanton Moor, where Nine Ladies Stone Circle is located, are very narrow and not suitable for parking on. Formal car parking is available just outside of Birchover, about 1.5km from the circle. What3words location: ///decorator.parsnips.saddens (Grid reference: SK 24113 62460).
Access: The site can be accessed via a number of footpaths depending upon your start point. They pass 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.
Camping: Camping is absolutely prohibited on the moor. There are formal campsites nearby.
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.