Join countryside walk with real meaning

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A GUIDED walk past stone sculptures has been organised to raise funds for the Friends of the Peak District.

Anthea Rawlence, a volunteer with the group, has organised the tour of historic stones marking the parish border at Middleton-by-Youlgreave, near Bakewell, which were carved with inscriptions in a Sites of Meaning project that started in 1999.

Anthea, of Winster, near Matlock, said: “Every time I went past I stopped to have another look, but I had no idea what it was all about.

“I asked around and eventually I found out about the Sites of Meaning project.”

The stones were restored as part of a millennium project and mark the 17 entrances to Middleton on the parish border.

Ideas for the inscriptions were contributed by over 200 members of the parish and were designed to explore local history and archaeology.

The walk takes place at 1.45pm on Saturday, June 18, and should last about three hours.

Places cost £2.50 per person, which will go towards the Friends of the Peak District Trust. Call 01629 650480 to book.