Edge Ring Cairn
Bronze Age Ring Cairn
East of Baslow, Derbyshire OS Map Ref SK274724
OS Maps - Landranger 119 (Buxton & Matlock), Explorer OL24 (The Peak District - White Peak Area)
Southeast entrance (centre left) with stones and arc of the eastern bank beneath the tree. Jan 2008
I've seen pictures of this site taken during the winter or early spring and the ring of rubble and inset stones are clearly visible. However when I visited in the autumn of 2007 it proved very difficult to make out the features with only a couple of larger stones visible through the thick layer of bracken blanketing the site. Adding to this difficulty is the fact that the ring cairn is further west than the OS map shows it.
There seems to be little information available about this cairn but it is said to have an outer diameter of around 14 metres with a pair of entrances to the southeast and northwest.
A short distance along the path to the northwest is a group of clearance cairns, I'm not sure if these are contemporary Bronze Age structures or more recent results of land clearance.
*Update* Jan 2008 The site is much more visible once the vegetation has died back.
Other Gardom's Edge sites:
Carved Rock, Enclosure (Meg's Wall), Pit Alignment
Round House, Standing Stone, Three Men of Gardom's
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