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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

Folklore

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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
http://www.arthuriana.co.uk/concepts/folkgazt.htm
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 http://www.countrysideaccess.gov.uk 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