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Crossfoot Farm

Standing Stone / Menhir


‘Visited’ 1.4.12

After spending an enjoyable couple of hours looking around the famous Hay-On-Wye bookshops (and purchasing 5 O/S maps for a total of £3.50!!) it was time for a bit of ‘old stoning’ – at least that was the plan. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the stone.

Taking the minor road north out of Clyro we soon came to the concrete drive which leads to Crossfoot Farm. My O/S map showed this is roughly where the stone is but did not give an exact location

We parked here and I walked down the drive looked in the fields either side for a glimpse of the stone. At this point I encountered a rambler and asked her if she had by any chance spotted a 6ft high standing stone on her travels?
She at first looked at me a bit strange but when I showed her the map she seemed quite interested. She said she hadn’t seen anything but would keep an eye out and give me a ‘shout’ if she did see it – unfortunately no such ‘shout’ was heard.

I walked right down the drive and back up the other side, jumping up onto the high verges for a better look. A dog barked at me in the distance. In the end I gave up.
Posted by CARL
2nd April 2012ce

Comments (1)

Interesting. We reached Hay on our Offa's Dyke walk the weekend before last - the stone is quite near to the path but we were very tired (and had slowed to a practical standstill by then) so I didn't divert. Had intended to go back before long to have a look. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
2nd April 2012ce
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