This month’s field trip, is a visit to Stanton Moor and the surrounding area, in the central Peak District. The trip will be a 2 mile circular walk around the edge of Stanton Moor, a millstone grit plateau, which many of you will have seen out the window of the car when travelling towards Bakewell from Matlock. There is a lot to see, including several impressive rock formations, extensive birch woodland, old quarries and Bronze Age stone circles (The Nine Ladies) and various monuments. There is plenty of heather around as well, but that is probably past its best, given the early season we have just had. Don’t forget that autumn is also upon us, and there should be plenty of colour in the trees.
Bring your camera gear, tripods, and graduated filters if you have them plus boots, fleeces, waterproofs etc along with something for tea. Don’t forget the insect repellent if you have some. The walking is not too energetic (Paul is leading it after all !), there will be a very slight uphill component, but not too much.
Meet for 2pm at the Co-op Car Park in Borrowash, and travel on from there. The car can be safely left there on a Sunday. That’s about 12 minutes from Melbourne, heading in the right direction. We should be back about 90 minutes after sunset
If you are interested in going please let Paul Cooper know, reply to this email or Paulatockbrook@gmail.com so that we know the numbers that are going.