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Trethevy Quoit

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


Visited: 10 Oct 2017

Visited after our trip to the Hurlers. As expected down a narrow single (almost) track road to a small 'island'. From here Trethevy Quoit is well signposted to a field gate. What initially surprises about this ancient monument is its proximity to some nearby houses and to the field entrance. I had read quite a bit about damage being done to the base of the monument by cattle and farm vehicles though could see no evidence of animals or any recent damage on this occasion.

It is an enormous monument which can't help but impress. Oddly though, I was strangely unmoved by it - perhaps I missed viewing it from a distance on the skyline first as with other monuments of this nature I have visited. Didn't have to walk through a bog, or jump a stream, or circumnavigate farm animals. Perhaps it was just too easy.

Very glad to have seen it though.
tjj Posted by tjj
15th October 2017ce
Edited 15th October 2017ce

Comments (1)

It's an impressive site but I was a little surprised how close the houses are to it and it does detract a little from the vibe for me. Shove it in the middle of nowhere, on a wild, open moor and it would be a favourite I think. thelonious Posted by thelonious
21st October 2017ce
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