The Boxing Gloves

All around the top edge of Kinder Scout there are fascinating gritstone rock formations. On our walk today along the northern edge of the mountain, we passed these.  They are known as ‘The Boxing Gloves’.  If you use your imagination a little, you can see a face with gloved, raised hands up in front of it. Whether you think they look like a man with boxing gloves on or not, it’s a really beautiful place! Advertisements Continue reading The Boxing Gloves

Keira Knightley’s Rock, Stanage Edge

Over the last few years several customers have booked a personal walking guide with us in the Peak District with the request that they wanted to be taken to Keira Knightley’s Rock so that they can have their photograph taken standing on it.  What they are referring to of course is a particular rock on Stanage Edge on the eastern side of the Dark Peak where actress Keira Knightley stood in an iconic shot in the 2005 film version of Pride and Prejudice when she took the leading role playing Elizabeth Bennett. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading Keira Knightley’s Rock, Stanage Edge

The Eagle Stone and an interesting local custom

Our Four Gritstone Edges guided walk yesterday took us past The Eagle Stone which is set back on the moorland just a short distance from Baslow Edge.  It is a huge tower of Gritstone with an interesting local custom attached to it. The age old custom is that before they are allowed to marry, the young men of Baslow have to prove their manliness and fitness for marriage by climbing onto the top of this huge stone.  There is no easy way up because some of the higher parts of the stone overhang the lower parts.  The village has always had its fair share of weddings though, so plenty must … Continue reading The Eagle Stone and an interesting local custom