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Gled Law

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

<b>Gled Law</b>Posted by rockartukImage © rockartuk
Nearest Town:Coldstream (19km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NU010306 / Sheet: 75
Latitude:55° 34' 8.17" N
Longitude:   1° 59' 2.91" W

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Gled Law is the name given to the southern side plateau of Doddington Moor. From the moor, up on the hillfort, or by the main panel of rock art at Dod Law, Gled Law seems to be low lying, but this is deceptive. From the fancy panels on the edge, the view across to the Cheviot massif gives the opposite impression.

It's possible to approach from the north, dipping down off the edge of Dod Law via the path down from the sheperds house, or it's just as straightforward to park a car down at the bend between High Weetwood and Weetwood Hall.

The path up from Weetwood involves clambering over a strange raised metal sheep-baffling device, which also serves to make buggy/wheelchair access a bit of a serious (but not insurmountable) problem.

There were once a number of cairns in the field, which were still there when Canon Greenwell did his stuff, but which are now untraceable.

The carvings are excellent examples, and in a good light are easily spotted, amongst some of the finest in Northumberland. In a poor light, they seem to recede into the surface of the rock, not in the same ghostly way as those at Chatton, seeming more camouflaged than faint.
Hob Posted by Hob
15th May 2006ce
Edited 22nd February 2007ce

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One of the Gled Law sites includes a carving with the largest number of concentric circles in Britain fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
23rd November 2002ce

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360 degree panorama from beside Gled Law 2a.
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
6th September 2010ce

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Gled Law North (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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4th January 2006ce

Gled Law North (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

I'm slightly perplexed to say these are the most 'threshold' of all of the rock art listed by the Beckensall. They are so heavily eroded, Mrs Hob and I were not sure we'd found the right rock, and searched extensively, but found no others.

As Pebbles says, the big flat rock looks like it is crying out for carvings, but has none. It's a good marker though, being clearly visible from the top of Dod Law.

In high summer, the ferns and bracken make getting under the gorse bush a bit of a clarty endeavour.
Hob Posted by Hob
22nd November 2004ce

Gled Law North (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Gled Law North</b>Posted by pebblesfromheaven pebblesfromheaven Posted by pebblesfromheaven
29th April 2003ce

Gled Law North (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Most of the marks here are cup-marks.

The major slab of flat rock to the west end of this site feels like it should have markings, but the sandsone is quite soft and it is very exposed : I couldn't see any definate marks apar from ones which looked natural and are 2 feet across.

The site is pinpointed from afar by a pair of windswept trees... I can see these trees from my back door :-)

.o0O0o.
pebblesfromheaven Posted by pebblesfromheaven
29th April 2003ce
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