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Hurston Ridge

Stone Row / Alignment



After refuelling at the nearby pub - the third highest in England no less - we set off on the Two Moors Way from Bennet's Cross to Hurtson Ridge. As so often happens, Mrs RBD and myself wandered off the way-marked path too soon and were soon orientating ourselves alongside the edge of Fernworthy Forest.

"We can't have missed them?"

"There's a stone - oh no that's a sheep"

A brief chat about sheep, greywethers and the guy who bought the double stone circle on the other side of the hill in the mistaken belief that they were livestock ensued by which time we had spotted the menhir at the southern end of the row on the horizon in front of us.

Wow! With so many rows on Dartmoor it would be easy to take them for granted but the setting and size of this row marks it out as something special. We walked the row several times sharing the stones with Dartmoor Ponies who seemed pleased to see us.

Walking down this double row so soon after visiting the fine multiple rows at Challacombe, the male/female pairings were plain to see.
RedBrickDream Posted by RedBrickDream
30th July 2004ce

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