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<p id="byline">By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-09-29. Revised by {{#realname:{{REVISIONUSER}}}}, {{REVISIONYEAR}}-{{REVISIONMONTH}}-{{REVISIONDAY2}}.</p><div class="no-img">A local tradition connected Eastwood Rocks near Ashover, Chesterfield, with Robin Hood's Stride, about 13.5 to the west. It was said that Robin Hood and Little John had shot an arrow from Eastwood Rocks to Robin Hood's Stride near Harthill. Little John hit the target, but Robin Hood's arrow fell in the valley below the rocks.
 
<p id="byline">By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-09-29. Revised by {{#realname:{{REVISIONUSER}}}}, {{REVISIONYEAR}}-{{REVISIONMONTH}}-{{REVISIONDAY2}}.</p><div class="no-img">A local tradition connected Eastwood Rocks near Ashover, Chesterfield, with Robin Hood's Stride, about 13.5 to the west. It was said that Robin Hood and Little John had shot an arrow from Eastwood Rocks to Robin Hood's Stride near Harthill. Little John hit the target, but Robin Hood's arrow fell in the valley below the rocks.
  
A coloured drawing of [[Robin Hood's Stride (Harthill)|Robin Hood's Stride]] in a manuscript in the collection of archery-related literature, prints and drawings of the famous English naturalist, botanist (and archer) Joseph Banks (1743–1820) is accompanied by this note:
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For this tradition see Allusions below. It is possible that the source of this should be dated 1794 rather than 1804. The status "Defunct?" indicated in the info box above refers to the local tradition rather than the rocks or their name.
<blockquote>The tradition of the neighbourhood is, that Robin Hood and Little John stood upon Eastwood Rocks, about 1½ miles off, and shot at this stone:&mdash;Little John's hit it, but Robin Hood's fell short of it in the valley below.<ref>{{:Unknown 1794a}}, fol. 21b or 25, cited in {{:Gutch, John Mathew 1847a}}, vol. II, p. iv, and {{:Cunningham, Allan 1838f}}, see p. 313 n.</ref></blockquote>
 
 
 
The manuscript includes at least two drawings of the Stride, dated 1794 and 1804 respectively. I do not know which of them has the above note, so the date could be 1794 rather than 1804 as entered in the info box above. The status "Defunct?" indicated there refers to the local tradition and not, of course, to the rocks or their name.  
 
  
 
Every now and then a climber feels the urge to test his skills on the rocks (see Background below), but they stand on private land and the farmer who owns it is apparently not too happy with the frequent trespassers.{{PnItemQry}}
 
Every now and then a climber feels the urge to test his skills on the rocks (see Background below), but they stand on private land and the farmer who owns it is apparently not too happy with the frequent trespassers.{{PnItemQry}}
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashover Wikipedia: Ashover]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashover Wikipedia: Ashover.]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Banks Wikipedia: Joseph Banks.]
 
 
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Eastwood Rocks, Ashover

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-09-29. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-09-29.

A local tradition connected Eastwood Rocks near Ashover, Chesterfield, with Robin Hood's Stride, about 13.5 to the west. It was said that Robin Hood and Little John had shot an arrow from Eastwood Rocks to Robin Hood's Stride near Harthill. Little John hit the target, but Robin Hood's arrow fell in the valley below the rocks.

For this tradition see Allusions below. It is possible that the source of this should be dated 1794 rather than 1804. The status "Defunct?" indicated in the info box above refers to the local tradition rather than the rocks or their name.

Every now and then a climber feels the urge to test his skills on the rocks (see Background below), but they stand on private land and the farmer who owns it is apparently not too happy with the frequent trespassers.Template:PnItemQry

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