Arbor Low is regarded as being one of the most important Neolithic sites in the UK, and very few henge monuments are as well-preserved. It is an atmospheric place, set high on moorland in the White Peak area of the Peak District, and the view from the hill on a fine day is stunning. It is thought to have been established in around 2500 BC, in use until the Bronze Age, and was one of the first ancient monuments to be given statutory protection in the 1880s.
Arbor Low is made up of 50 large white limestone slabs that encircle a central cove of 7 smaller stones, a feature found only in major sacred sites. Human skeletal remains were discovered close to this central cove during excavations in 1901. The stones are surrounded by an oval earthen bank approximately 2 metres high.
The Arbor Low site is owned by English Heritage. Access is through a working farmyard and the landowner charges £1 per adult to enter the site, children are free. There is a small car parking area. Please be aware that the walk from the car park to the monument can be muddy. The site is well signposted from the A515 at its junction with The Rake, close to Parsley Hay.