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Stone Circle


It was utterly freezing this weekend but at this lovely circle you feel enclosed and sheltered by the wall and gorse bushes around it. I was really pleased that it's not advertised on the road. It's so close to the tourist Mecca of Land's End, but so unspoilt. I was truly amazed and pleased by the fact that I saw not one little bit of litter at the whole site, from the layby with the triangular stone, right down the green lane to the circle. Ah. It does restore some of your faith in people.

I really enjoyed the anticipation of walking along the overgrown path, not knowing what to expect from the site. My other half is getting so sympathetic to the cause and even seems to enjoy these muddy expeditions now. Once we'd sat down on a prone stone at the edge of the circle we were able to enjoy the peace despite the cold. Although it's nice to just drink in the atmosphere sometimes it's quite nice to visit sites with people full of questions because it really makes you think twice about your motivation for visiting, and your ideas about what really happened here. The stones are twinkly with quartz, and covered with all colours and forms of lichen - amazing. I thought it was excellent.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th February 2003ce
Edited 18th February 2003ce

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