Rocks that take on human form are nothing new, but above the Leek to Buxton road there's a face that winks at you! This is one of the most dramatic skylines in the Peak with the jagged Ramshaw Rocks ridge thrusting upwards like a row of fangs. The walk continues over empty moorland and past remote farms and cottages for a return down a valley with high rocky ridges on either side.
LOCATION: Eight miles south of Buxton
START: Turn right off A53 beyond Ramshaw Rocks, by Rocks Bar cottage, along an unsigned lane to layby just after the bend.
Grid ref: SK017620 Postcode: ST138UE
DISTANCE: 3 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but some quite rough and boggy walking.
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
NOTE: The winking eye is seen when driving from Leek to Buxton.
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Loaf and Cheese
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News