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The Idol Stone

Cup Marked Stone


The Idol Stone lies on the path from the Haystack to Green Crag, just a few feet north of the prominent Idol Rock.

It has been suggested that this maybe a cyst cover, prompted by it's flat, slab-like appearance and that the rocks that surround it are the remains of a cairn. I'm not quite so sure myself as there is no noticeable spoil around the stone and I think of it as having more in common with the carved rocks at the Backstone Beck Enclosure as they display a remarkably similar style.
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
6th November 2003ce

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