The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Low Thornhope

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

Low Thornhope (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) by Stoneshifter The large standing stone between these two cairns, on Green Hill, can be seen in the sunshine from a mile away. It may be an erratic or it may have been transported artificially. It is of the nature of the stones in the Long Meg and her Daughters stone circle, nine miles away to the SSW. Very fragile ...
Stoneshifter Image Credit:
Posted by Stoneshifter
5th July 2008ce
Edited 8th July 2008ce
NB: Unless otherwise stated, this image is protected under the copyright of the original poster and may not be re-used without permission.

Comments (2)

That looks like the real deal. What's the grid reference there then D? Hob Posted by Hob
4th July 2008ce
The cairns and stone on Green Hill are at NY 646 495.

"Slaggyford, up station bank, to the top, take the Private Road, on the left, one gate open, one gate shut, usually. Park near there. Onto the Warded Way - right to the end, to the shooting hut. You can see Green Hill from there (it's that green one!) and the crap road now makes passage easier. It's all under Right To Roam access, without restriction"

There's another pair of cairns, with a stone between them, at NY 657 507 but, as the distance between them is greater than those on Green Hill, it's harder to get a sense of them as a pair. (This allotment is packed with little burial cairns). There's an altered pair of cairns with a stone between around NY 653 512, but they're not worth the trip unless you're already over on that side of the valley looking at the copper mine and cist.

Take survival rations and plenty of water. There's a strong phone signal except in the valley bottoms!
Stoneshifter Posted by Stoneshifter
8th July 2008ce
You must be logged in to add a comment