The Peak District is not only Britain’s most beautiful national park, but also the richest in terms of its prehistoric heritage. In this detailed field guide Byron Machin takes to the vast moorlands to explore all of the henges, stone circles and ringcairns of the Peaks. Each site is explored in detail, with locations, photographs, plans and excavation histories. From Arbor Low to the Nine Ladies every site is included, along with extra information on those sites which have been sadly lost, and those which never were.
In a detailed introduction, the prehistory of Britain is discussed and the evolution of these prehistoric ritual monuments is explained. Also explored are a variety of other sites including chambered cairns, long barrows and rock art. Finally a specially created series of guided walks take in the most breathtaking ancient sites. The first edition of 'The Stone Circles of the Peak District' was a full colour A4 limited edition and has now sold out.
SECOND EDITION Now Available!
The second edition has been produced in a handy A5 field guide size. It has laminated matte card covers and 194 pages, filled with maps and black and white photographs. The book is priced just £12 and is available in book shops throughout the Peak District. You can also order direct from me below, and i offer FREE postage and packaging. All books will be shipped in a bubblewrap-lined jiffy bag. Sorry but i do not ship internationally.