Rock chair at Harborough rocks

Rock Chair at Harborough Rocks

Yesterday, on our semi-wild camping expedition in the White Peak area of the Peak District we walked up to the trig point at the top of Harborough Rocks.  It’s only a short distance off the High Peak Trail near to Brassington.  A fascinating feature is this limestone rock chair.

Although many of the rocks in this area have eroded naturally into unusual shapes, it’s likely that this particular feature has at some point in history been carved by man.  No-one seems to know when, but graffiti on the back of the chair dates as far back as 1757.

The chair is actually quite comfortable and certainly offers excellent views across the Derbyshire countryside.

To find out more about our guided walks and occasional camping expeditions, please see www.peakwalking.com

Rock chair at Harborough rocks

Rock chair at Harborough Rocks

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Ilam Rock – An amazing limestone pinnacle

Ilam Rock

Ilam Rock in Dovedale

The limestone rock that forms parts of Dovedale is the fossilised remains of sea creatures that lived in a shallow, tropical lagoon about 350 million years ago. During the two ice ages, the limestone was cut into craggy shapes.  Dovedale is famous for its numerous limestone rock formations.  Ilam rock pictured here is one of the most spectacular, standing at about 25 metres high.  Others include Dovedale Castles, Tissington Spires, Reynard’s Cave, and Lion’s Head Rock.

Ilam Rock can be seen on our ‘Dovedale Delights’ guided walk which is available throughout the year with a Personal Walking Guide