Arbor Low

This fine stone circle is to be found on the hills near Youlgreave and Monyash and is under the control of English Heritage. Access involves traversing private land for which a charge is levied.

Though the stones are in a recumbent position, the main circle is 812 feet in circumference, enclosed by a ditch. Connected to it by a continuous earth bank is a sepulchral mound known as Gib Hill. Excavations have revealed Bronze Age remains. It is one of the many mysterious stone circles to be found throughout Britain. An arrow head found there dates back to 1800 BC. Many other earthworks and barrows are to be found on the surrounding hills. There are some exceptionally fine views to be had thereabouts of typical upland country.

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