After the disappointment of not being able to get close the to stone row, due to HUGE crops in the field, this beauty more than made up for it!
We followed the path down towards the farm, taking the right turn up a scrubby, nettle-filled pathway. Negotiating our way past copious nettle plants and bitey insects wasn't fun (it was boiling hot and we weren't exactly dressed for the jungle!) but when Vicky pointed out the stone through the trees on the left, I got that familiar tingle and felt more than pleased that we had come here.
We turned left at the end of the short path and walked a few yards along the edge of the field - the stone was almost hidden amongst the wild plants and flowers and glowed a wonderful white in the evening sun. In fact, it looked so white that I wondered for a moment whether it was actually real! It looked like it was made out of chalk or plaster.
It is a shame that the metal post is so visible but this stone is really rather beautiful and suits being set amongst the cool, green foliage. A cracker!
When we arrived it was late afternoon and the sun was still shining and the sky was still a dazzling blue. Excellent photo weather!
However, the field was in full crop and there was no way of getting to the stones. We could just about see the tips of the larger two sticking out over the top of the crop! Vicky had visited about 3 weeks earlier and had presumed the rape seed would've been harvested by now but sadly, it hadn't been. Ah well!
There were quite a few people at the SAS monument but no-one even seemed aware of the fact that there was an even more beautiful and historic monument just a few hundred yards behind them!
I would advise that you visit in early srping or late autumn to avoid disappointment.
These stones are quite easy to find now and there is a car park,the reason is a statue has been erected in memory of Colonel Sir David Stirling dso,obe.founder of the SAS, just off the road. You can park and then walk across the field to the stones,the field had just been ploughed when I was there and by the time I got to the stones I was about a foot taller.