The drive which takes you to Grickstone Farm is directly opposite to the turning off the A46 to Little Sodbury. We drove down the drive but parking is difficult so it would be best to park on the main road and walk down.
The public footpath sign post is there but the 'footpath' is completely grown over. Not letting this bother me I happily stomped through the waist high grass along where the footpath should be. All was going well until I painfully realised that hidden amongst the grass were nettles. And one thing is for sure – nettles and shorts don't mix!
Trying to carefully pick my way across the field behind the back of Grickstone Farm I headed for the small copse of trees where the stone can be found. This took about 5 minutes.
As you approach the trees the stone is easily visible.
This is more of a large boulder of a stone more than an upright standing stone. It is approximately 1 metre high and 1 metre wide – covered in yellow, white and green lichen. It also had a couple of patches of grass growing on top of it.
I sat on top of the stone and spent several minutes rubbing my legs with dock leaves I had found near by. I have always found it strange that you often find dock leaves near nettles. Must be nature's way of giving and taking?!!
I then returned back to the car (only to be stung several tines again) with patches of green stains on my legs!
I don't know what Dafydd made of me sat in the car rubbing my legs with leaves?
Posted by CARL
8th June 2011ce