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The Badger Stone

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


This is a crackin' stone which affords the weary walker the only bit of shade on the moor.
The diagram posted by Haus doesn't seem to be completely accurate. Stu and I traced out a number of interconnecting channels which conected up most of the features on the left hand side of the stone.
Stu put forward a credible interpretation that the carvings on the left half of the stone represented a map of the landscape beyond the stone.

I have to disagree with Chris on the siting of the bench. The stone is set looking out into the landscape, you look at the carvings then you look at the Wharfe valley beyond. The bench serves the same purpose - it's all about the location.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
11th August 2003ce
Edited 11th August 2003ce

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