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Stone Circle


Think of all the superlatives one could lavish upon a place and you have accurately summed up Boskawen-Un.

The proportions of the size of the stones and their intervals and the size they enclose are all just about perfect. Nestled in gorse, they're not that far from the road but it feels like a different world. We leaned up against a west facing stone and watched the sun set, the shadows lengthen and literally thousands of starlings wheel and whirr around us as they went off to roost.

The stones seem to whirl and spin around their madly leaning axis stone.

Moth had been here before, of course, and was ridiculously keen to show it to me. I now see why.

If you can see only one site in Land's End, make it this.
Jane Posted by Jane
17th March 2004ce
Edited 17th March 2004ce

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