Pause before you cross the Stepping Stones. Read out loud for your group:
You’ve discovered the Stepping Stones. They were brought here in the late 1800s. How would you have crossed the river before them? Remember to cross carefully, you don’t want to end up getting wet!
Turn left on the other side and head to the stile. Pause here and get the group to look for fossils in the wall.
Can you see fossils here at the stile? These fossilised creatures are called crinoids.
The picture above shows a fossil specimen in Buxton Museum’s collection. It’s full of crinoids too. They are sometimes nicknamed ‘Derbyshire screws’, can you tell why?
Cross the stile when you’ve finished fossil hunting and continue along the path, keeping the river on your left. After a little while you will take the stepped path up to the top of the hill.