|Birchover, Robin Hood's Stride
Ebenezer Rhodes visited here on his third excursion into
the Peak District around 1820 to 1822. He had just visited
a Druidical Circle, with three upright stones (originally seven)
still standing, on "Hartle" [Harthill] Moor. "An
unfrequented path of another quarter of a mile led us to
the base of Mock Beggar Hall, a curious assemblage of sand-stone
rocks thrown confusedly together, yet so arranged as to form
at a distance a strong resemblance to a regular building,
with a huge chimney at each extremity ; hence the name which
this mass of rocks has obtained : the stony towers at each
end are called Robin
Robin Hood's Stride is to the west of Birchover and the north
of Elton and is probably best seen by non-ramblers from the
narrow Cliff Lane, a minor road connecting Elton and Alport.
The twin pillars, 18 feet high and 22 yards apart,
are said to measure the stride of the heroic outlaw of Sherwood
Birchover is mentioned in the following on-site transcripts:
"Robin Hood's Stride, Birchover". No publisher but No.2306. Unused.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews.
Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.
 Rhodes, Ebenezer (1824) "Peak
Scenery" pub. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme,
Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row.
 Firth J. B. (1908) "Highways
and Byways in Derbyshire" MacMillan & Co., London.