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Bull Ring (Henge) — News


Final plug - our Open Day is happening tomorrow (30th July) from 11-5ish. Displays of stone tools (60+ neolithic stone axes), artifacts recovered from the henge and talks all day. Excellent food available, photo competition (bring your prints of megalithic sites) and general stones discussion.
This event is a rare beast - if you have any interest in stones and can get to Derbyshire then this really is the place to be - come and join us for all things hengey !
Also a finds evaluation service is on offer if you have any stones that you think might be human made.


I look forward to meeting you (I'll be the one surrounded by stone axes).


Bull Ring (Henge) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Bull Ring</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

The Thornborough Henges — News

Beltane Joy at Thornborough Henges ! Hail Brigantia !

Fun was had by one and all that attended the Beltane celebration at Thornborough Henges over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. Perhaps 500 people attended from all over the country. Glorious sun and pretty windy. Superb fire show at night, awesome drumming sessions and I got handfasted to my love. Many thanks to Ollie and Sigbrit. This site is so special I cannot believe it is so forgotten. More visitors in 1 day than the rest of the year put together. The Brigantes Nation is strong and proud - Hail Brigantia !
Come next year to see what I am talking about . . .


Bull Ring (Henge) — News

FREE OPEN DAY at Bullring Henge 30th July 11-7

Hi folks,
We can now announce that there will be a FREE OPEN DAY at the Bullring Henge on Saturday 30th July from 11am til 7pm. Talks from 1-5pm from Buxton Museum and many eminent speakers. Displays of finds from the henge and a display of some of my neolithic stone axes all day. Tour of the henge with detailed info and discussion. We are having a picnic and acoustic music in the henge from 5-7pm (bring your own picnic and instruments). The event is part of 10th anniversary (link: ) and also part of the British Festival of Archaeology. The event is completely free to everyone and we are hoping for a large turnout. Raising awareness of this majestic ancient monument will go a long way to protecting it (especially with local support). The event will be in the Community Association Hall (just off A6 in the middle of Dove Holes behind the cricket pitch and 20m from the henge). If you can put up any A4 posters for us then please email me ( and I can send you some. We are also open to any speakers that may wish to do a talk on prehistory (particularly in the Peak District). This will be a really fun day out at a superb ancient site with many like-minded people - so come and join us for a superb day of all things prehistoric in the Peak. Blingo_von_T

Bull Ring (Henge) — Fieldnotes


I visit at least every 2 weeks. The henge is currently devoid of rubbish and if there is anything then I pick it up and recycle/dump it properly.
I have started a campaign to protect this mighty henge. I am getting support from all over the world.
If you can help in any way (even just a message of support) then please please contact me.
I can no longer accept the gradual destruction of this sacred space.


Keep rocking in the free world dudes,


Boscawen-Un (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Boscawen-Un</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Nine Ladies of Stanton Moor (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Nine Ladies of Stanton Moor</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Wigber Low (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Wigber Low</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

The Bullstones (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>The Bullstones</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Stoke Flat (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Stoke Flat</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Wet Withens (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Wet Withens</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Graig Lwyd (Ancient Mine / Quarry) — Images

<b>Graig Lwyd</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Y Meini Hirion (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Y Meini Hirion</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Creswell Crags (Cave / Rock Shelter) — Images

<b>Creswell Crags</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Gardoms Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Gardoms Standing Stone</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Wirksworth I (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Wirksworth I</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Barbrook II (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Barbrook II</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Arbor Low (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Arbor Low</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Doll Tor (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Doll Tor</b>Posted by Blingo_von_Trumpenst

Bull Ring (Henge) — News

Campaign to protect the Bullring Henge in Derbyshire

The Bullring henge in Dove Holes, Derbyshire is in need of protection and the love it deserves. It has survived around 4500 years but could be gone in the next 50.
I have started a campaign to try to protect it. Much positive support already received from people all over the world. If you can help in any way or if you just have a message of support then please contact me.


The single page article about the Bullring in the 1905 Derbyshire Archaeological Journal ends with the line:
"Can we save it?" - 106 years later I am answering that question - "Yes, Yes, Yes"
If you can help me to protect the Bullring henge in Derbyshire or can assist with research into stone axes then please contact me.

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