GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Robin Hood's Stride

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk visits Robin Hood's Stride, a wonderfulrock formation near Bakewell in Derbyshire.
The walk starts from the free Cratcliffe Parking area just south of the site. The roadside parking area is located on the B5056 just west of Birchover. Head south down the road and then turn turn right to link up with the Limestone Way. You can follow this waymarked footpath north to visit the photogenic rocks and viewpoint. It's a popular spot for rock climbing and walking with the atmospheric site surrounded by some lovely countryside. Local legend says it is a spot where Robin Hood once stood to look out on his surroundings.
On the way you'll also pass the Hermit's Cave and Cratcliff where there are more interesting rock formations. Just to the north there's the Bronze Age Nine Stones Close Stone Circle to visit if you have time.


DE4 2LZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Robin Hood's Stride OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Robin Hood's Stride Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Birchover is only a mile east of the site where you'll find some nice pubs to relax in. The Red Lion dates back to 1680 and includes oak beams, stone walls, log burners and a nice patio area. Just up the street there's also The Druid Inn to try. It too has an interesting history havingonce been the meeting place of the Druids who used the sites around the village for ceremonial worship in ancient times.

Dog Walking

The rocks and the surrounding woodland are a nice place to take your dog for a walk. The Birchover village pubs mentioned above are also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To extend your walking in the area pick up the circular Birchover Walk to visit the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton Moor and Darley Dale.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Derbyshire Walks and the Peak District Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Outlying rocks at Robin Hood's Stride - - 2359583

Outlying rocks at the site

Robin Hood's Stride from near Cratcliff Rocks-geograph-2928692-by-Martin-Speck

Robin Hood's Stride from near Cratcliff Rocks. The rocks were seen in the film The Princess Bride. An episode of The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 'The Priory School' (broadcast on ITV, 13 August 1986) also featured this location.

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Rock tor

View from Hermit's Cave area towards Robin Hood's Stride - - 963696

View from Hermit's Cave area. The cave contains a crucifix carving dated stylistically to the 13th or 14th century.

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View to Robin Hood's Stride

Crags at Cratcliff - - 2360762

Crags at Cratcliff

Across the valley from the top of Cratcliff - - 2359592

Across the valley from the top of Cratcliff

Nine Stones Close stone circle on Harthill Moor

Nine Stones Close stone circle on Harthill Moor. TheBronze Agestone circle is a short walk north from the Stride.


GPS Files

GPX File

Robin Hood's Stride.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Robin Hood's Stride.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)