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Nine Stones Close

Stone Circle


21/12/04 - Sal + Jimmer

Upon visiting Nine Stones Close at the midwinter solstice we were happy to discover the sun appeared to be setting along the sloped top of the stone nearest Robin Hoods Stride. We assumed the sun would finally dissappear between the "chimneys" on the Stride. You have to stand in the circle at the right place to observe this.
Unfortunately we didnt have time to hang round and see the sunset for ourselves as Arbor Low was calling
Is this as a result of the stones being reset, or was it truly intended? Or is it all to do with the moon? Since the southern moon rise was 3am I was too lazy to check this theory out....maybe next year!

I like the oak tree just hanging out with the stones...very much like the one at Nine Ladies.

Can we also point out that despite easy access to the stones through two gates in the surrounding dry stone walls, it appears the wall between Robin Hoods Stride and the stones has been damaged by people climbing over it. This "direct" route to the stones is really unecessary and it only takes seconds to detour through the gates.

If you are visiting Nine Ladies on Stanton Moor these beautiful stones are well worth the small detour.
sallymander Posted by sallymander
23rd January 2005ce
Edited 29th January 2005ce

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