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Boscawen-Un Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

There isn't actually vehicular right of way up the farm lane, but as long as vehicles are carefully parked in the pull in near the sign which says no cars beyond this point, no one seems to mind. If you have dogs with you then please keep them on a lead as the path to the circle skirts the farmyard and there are usually cats and chickens wandering around.

The lane to the circle is magical in spring and early summer with a riot of wildflowers and you should take time to appreciate this as you pass by especially when the hawthorn is in bloom. Once you reach the circle look for the carved stone axes at the base of the centre stone, they are standing out rather than cut in and can be quite difficult to find, they are also extremely rare. Follow the path from the circle to Creeg Tol - Giants Foot and climb up to survey the countryside, look carefully to the coast and you may see the Merry Maidens. Above all enjoy, this is a special place, very peaceful and healing.
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