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Rowtor Rocks
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Derbyshire
53° 9' 18.5" N 1° 38' 54.73" W
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Rowtor Rocks is a natural gritstone outcrop located in the village of Birchover next to the Druids pub.

Rowtor Rocks has a hidden feel about it, surrounded by trees. It is roughly about 80 yards in length and about 50 ft in height with carved caves and seats. There is also hidden rock art, dating back to the stone age, which is very hard to spot. In the 19th and early 20th century a paid tourist guide showed members of the general public the many secrets that can be found in these rocks.

The rocks have long been connected to the Reverend Thomas Eyre and Rowtor Hall. Thomas had a series of tunnels and seats carved into the rocks, with steps leading from level to level. He entertained his friends on these rocks, as well as composing his sermons.