Stanton Moor Edge and the Earl Grey Tower

Stanton Moor Edge is part of the Peak District in Derbyshire that is, as you can tell by its name, to the edge of Stanton Moor and under the care of the National Trust. Here you can find many natural sandstone rocks and see some fantastic views of the surrounding countryside as well as the intriguing Earl Grey Tower.

This was a shooting tower built by William Pole Thornhill, a politician whose family owned a lot of land in the area. It was dedicated to the Reform Act of 1832, which made changes to the electoral system of England and Wales and was pushed through by the 2nd Earl Grey, the prime minister at the time.

As you can see above you can get some really lovely views from here and get close to some of the wildlife.

Combined with Stanton Moor (you cross from one to the other over stiles), this makes for a very pleasant walk, especially if you’re lucky enough to have good weather for your visit. You can find more photos here.

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2 thoughts on “Stanton Moor Edge and the Earl Grey Tower

  1. beautiful nature


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