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Robin Hood's Stride
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Derbyshire
53° 9' 25.13" N 1° 39' 57.54" W
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Robin hoods stride, also know as, the Mock Beggars Mansion, the Mock Beggar's Hall and Grain Tor, is a rock formation on the Limestone Way in Derbyshire. It consists of gritstone boulders deeply seamed by water flows. Limited short climbing is possible; nearby Cratcliffe Tor provides more serious routes.

The area surrounding Robin Hood's Stride contains traces of barrows, Bronze or Iron Age enclosures and hut circles, but the most visible monument is the stone circle known as the 'Nine Stones' a(though in fact only four are standing, which lies about 200 metres to the north-west. This is another Bronze Age monument connected with the Portway, and is probably the most impressive in the area.

Legends

A favourite place of Robin Hood and Little John when they desired to enjoy the wine of which they had deprived some luxurious abbot or sheriff. Robin sat on one of the towers and Little John on the other, delivering judgment on litigated matters of the Law

Robin leaped or stepped from the summit of one tower to the other to show his wondrous agility.