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Arthur's Bed

Natural Rock Feature

<b>Arthur's Bed</b>Posted by Mr HamheadImage © Mr Hamhead
Nearest Town:Liskeard (11km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SX240756 / Sheet: 201
Latitude:50° 33' 10.81" N
Longitude:   4° 29' 5.29" W

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This feature is cool, you can actually lie inside it like a granite coffin.
I visited this site a few years back. I was maning a check point for an orienteering event.
Spent about 3 hours here. Even had a snooze in it!
Posted by phil
6th January 2002ce


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Dr William Borlase, writing in 1754 , said:"Round Arthur's Bed, on a rocky Tor in the parish of North-hill, there are many [rock-basins], which the country people call Arthur's Troughs, in which he us'd to feed his Dogs."

lifted from The Arthurian Resources pages at
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
8th November 2005ce


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King Arthur's Bed is on private land and access is subject to certain restrictions, which from the end of August 2005 can viewed on or in person at Trewortha Farm."

Please make sure you adhere to these restrictions when in force.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
29th June 2005ce
Edited 30th June 2005ce