The Idol Stone PRAWR 322 SE 13265 45943 is part of a small group of cup and ring stones within 5 metres of each other, which includes PRAWR 321 SE 13265 45942, PRAWR 323 SE 13265 45944, and PRAWR 234 SE 13265 45945. I have included photos of these here, with explanatory notes.
The Idol Stone lies on the path from the Haystack to Green Crag, just a few feet north of the prominent Idol Rock.
It has been suggested that this maybe a cyst cover, prompted by it's flat, slab-like appearance and that the rocks that surround it are the remains of a cairn. I'm not quite so sure myself as there is no noticeable spoil around the stone and I think of it as having more in common with the carved rocks at the Backstone Beck Enclosure as they display a remarkably similar style.
April 20th.......This being my' local' I was up on Rombalds early this morning,hoping to catch the light. No such luck.
But quality images didn't seem to matter after a while.
I've been walking this moor for 10 years now, and the place is still as magical. The little Idol stone sits down in the heather only a metre from the pathway close to the spring which feeds the bog on Green Crag Slack.