|I've always admired the guys on here that seek out the rock art and place it on this site, the dedication and effort that goes into it is amazing.
I always knew hunting for Rock Art would be a buzz, so i decided to give it a go. unfortunately I got a little more than I bargained for!
The day started out quite well and my first find was a stunner The Addingham Crag Stone when I eventually got to the Anvil Stone I noticed a helicoptor on the crag above I just thought perhaps someone had got hurt and hoped they were ok.
By the time I got near the Swastika Stone the helicoptor was whirling overhead me as I was in the bracken looking for the Woodhouse Crag Carved Gatepost next thing, I heard a voice and a policeman was behind me asking me what I was doing of course he didn't believe I was photographing an old gatepost!
I was then detained for half an hour my bag was searched and I was frisked and checked apparently someone was attacked up here 3 months ago and because I was a male on my own on the moors 3 months later a kind member of the public decided to notify the police so they scrambled a helicoptor surreal!
I have every sympathy for the person that was attacked however this was just a little over the top.
I think I'll leave the rock art to the experts from now on!
Joking aside i wouldnt want anyone else to experience what i did please be extra vigilant up here.
What a corker of a stone and as the previous post states fairly easy to locate.
Take the millenium way off straight lane towards Addingham Crag, go to the foot of the crag and its in the third field on your left towards the bottom of the field very easy to make out as its almost square and stands out from the others.
If your heading towards the Swastika Stone dont miss this one its right next to the path easily identifiable by its curious folded strata.
i counted several small cups one with a ring a couple of basins and a few grooves.
The Anvil Stone sits rather close to the footpath, the carvings arent stunning but certaintly worth checking out. also theres a rather cosy chamber underneath made by a gap in between the rocks.
About 50m west of the swastika stone to the rightof the footpath lie 2 fallen gateposts.
The one which is the smaller of the two has two shallow cups and rings on it.
By the time i reached this site i'd run out of water so sorry for the quality of the photos.
Heading back down the footpath by Hardwick House theres a stile in the far left of the field climb the stile and look right in the next field its the largest boulder just by the wall.