Discover Celtic Derbyshire follows the Portway from the key Celtic Hillfort of Mam Tor in North Derbyshire follows the Portway from the key Celtic Hillfort of Mam Tor in North Derbyshire to the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border at Stapleford and the southern river ports.
Discover Celtic Derbyshire
Along the route, you will encounter the hermitages and industries, visit tribal hillforts, those iconic symbols of the age, and through megalithic mysteries, ancient feasts and festivals, discover the lifestyle of these people the conquering Romans considered barbaric. They were not. They had their beliefs and their gods and the Roman conquest of Britain did not signal the immediate death of Celtic culture. That is why this area has a treasure trove of early curiosities and customs, showing that pre-history is not quite dead in this ancient heart of England. Of the 25 walks in this book, 15 are circular, however, the route of the ancient Portway has been divided into ten manageable walks ranging from 3½ -7 miles.
About the author:
Jill Armitage is a lifetime resident of Derbyshire; a trained photojournalist with thousands of articles and dozens of books to her credit. She is the author of three books also published by Sigma Press including Walking in the Footsteps of Robin Hood in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Distance: 3.5 to 7 miles