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Callanish (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

What can I say that hasn't already been said?! We finally made it there (it only took us seven years!) I was pregnant, the sheep were pregnant and a sheep dog led us from our B&B three miles up the road, to the stones... I think overwhelming has to be the word.

Roseberry Topping (Sacred Hill) — Fieldnotes

I would say that you have to climb Roseberry Toppin to really appreciate it, but to look out your window and see the sun rise over it, is my favourite way....well in the winter when I can manage to be up in time! Mind you, it really does deserve to be climbed to experience its size and views!

Clach an Trushal (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Callanish (Standing Stones) — Images

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Roseberry Topping (Sacred Hill) — Images

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Rokan Stone — Miscellaneous

We haven't been able to find out much information about this stone, it may only be a waymarker or boundary stone. It has the inscription Rokan/Stone cut into it, hence the name. But this is as much as we know!

Rokan Stone — Images

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The Wren's Egg & Nest (Standing Stones) — Images

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Drumtroddan Carved Rocks (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Commondale (Stone Circle) — Images

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Commondale (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

The nearest to my home and it has been the hardest to find! The tallest stone is only around two foot high, which looks as if it has recently been re-erected. The other stones, are only around a foot in hight, which keeps them quite well hidden amongst the heather. An occurance that I've never seen before, is that some of the stones seem to be surrounded by what looks like coarse sun-bleached grass, althought the entire circle is amongst heather. One of these stones has a small hole in the top where people have left a number of coins (although they havent been forced in). There is a pile of stones to the west of the circle, which helps to locate the site from afar, if coming from the road, head towards a couple of Rowan trees that stand alone on the moor and the circle is a little further north. The moor can be quite boggy at times and watch out for a small bog by the edge of the circle. Its a truely enchanting place, especially if you stop to watch the sun go down.

Freebrough Hill (Sacred Hill) — Images

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Eston Nab (Hillfort) — Miscellaneous

This is taken from the book: "The Story Of Cleveland" by "Minnie C. Horton" . p278

"The eastern end of the Eston Hills known as Court Green was, in the opinion of Mr. O. hill, a place of importance in the mid Bronze Age, for not only were there barrows, but a stone circle is reputed to have stood there."

I dont know much about Mr O hill except that he was a historian and the information came from the local news paper the Evening Gazette in 1959.
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