Guided Tour of Big Moor
On Saturday 18th June 2016, several members of The Society and their guests enjoyed a guided tour of Big Moor, Derbyshire. The moor has many prehistoric features as well as some more recent ones, such as 18th Century marker stones damaged when used as targets by soldiers training for World War II. We were guided by Dr. John Barnatt, senior archaeologist with the Peak National Park Authority. John has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Peak District archaeology and has written many books and papers on the subject. In 2006, he was presented with the Silver Trowel Award, archaeology's top award, by the late Professor Mick Aston.
See below some pictures of our visit. Click on any one for a larger view.
Thanks again to John Barnatt for the excellent guided tour. And thanks to the Derbyshire Heritage website for background information - which I am sure John told us but which I could not remember, he told us so much!