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Hermit's Cave - Cratcliffe Tor

Nearest town: Matlock

Site type: cliff

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Derbyshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SK228623

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 11-Sep-05

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: Go east from the lanmark of Robin Hood's Stride and search just below Cratcliffe Tor. It is a most atmospheric site with its pair of old yews seemingly guarding the hermit's cave. Though the carvings inside may date from the 13th century, and it is known that somebody lived here in 1549, the trees are almost certainly not of such a vast age. The yew in the photo is the much recorded female, east of the entrance.

Yew trees at Hermit's Cave - Cratcliffe Tor:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2053 Hermit's Cave - Cratcliffe Tor Notable No data available - view more info