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The Cove (Standing Stones) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Avebury (Stone Circle) — News

Graffiti Again


I was at Avebury this morning for my Beltane visit and saw these chalkings on the Stones, can't see any good purpose in it.

Avebury (Stone Circle) — Images

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Wearyall Hill (Sacred Hill) — Images

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Wearyall Hill (Sacred Hill) — News

Glastonbury Thorn


Just been up to the Thorn Stump and was delighted to see that nature is at work. There is a shoot starting to grow. Will submit a picture.

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Giant's Rock (Rocking Stone) — Fieldnotes

Came here again after nearly 8 years,it's still there but the area is getting very overgrown.When I got back to Zennor the farmer congratulated me on my achievement.

Giant's Rock (Rocking Stone) — Images

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Carwynnen Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Went here on a very hot day in June. Was pleasantly surprised to see that work has started. There are two field gates with space for a couple of cars and easy access to the field.It is nice to see the meadow flowers starting to grow.I await now eagerly for something to happen to the Stones, it is quite a jigsaw puzzel.

Carwynnen Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Wester Cowden Farm (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

You cannot miss this one,it's rather large. There are clear cup marks on pointy end and other eroded featuring on the face. There are other stones in the near area but I couldn't find them. Maybe next time I'll bring a strimmer.

Wester Cowden Farm (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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Tomnaverie (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

What can I say, easy access, beautifully restored site. What a setting,you can see for miles,when I was there you could see Dark Lochnagar.What more could you want.

Tomnaverie (Stone Circle) — Images

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Stone of Morphie (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Not to difficult to find, as you round the corner there it is. It sits amongst the debris of farming but this does not detract from the stones magnificence. It must have commanded quite a view in the past for the land drops away towards the hills.

Stone of Morphie (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Tuilyies (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

You cannot miss these. There is a layby and if you don't mind clambering over barbed wire it is easy to access. Lovely stones , possibly a four poster with an outlier although a stone would be missing.

Tuilyies (Standing Stones) — Images

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Creich Manse (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

What a delight it was to find this, it is at the back of the manse garden on a hill. Nick has said all there is to say about this site and I have nothing to add. The minister has changed and the new one is very enthusiastic about his treasure.

Creich Manse (Stone Circle) — Images

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Pitcorthie (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Pitcorthie (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Strange to find this in the middle of a housing estate. Not too difficult to find with the way through called Standing Stone Walk.
Not badly damaged and only a little autographing.Plenty of people about.

Earlseat (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

The farm was being renovated so no one to ask, so I went into the field anyway. The stone was a bit over grown with nettles and the like but you could get an appreciation of it.

Earlseat (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Stabelhøje — Images

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Stabelhøje — Fieldnotes

I wasn't able to visit sites on this visit due to my not having a car. The buses would have been too complicated so I didn't even try. We had been to the family Summer House and I persuaded a stop here as there is a carpark. There are two Barrows and can be seen from most places around here.
The information notice tells us that the Barrows are 3000-3500 years old and that they have not been disturbed by excavation, the pictures show what they may contain from excavations at other sites.
There are quite a lot of sites in this area but persuading people who aren't interested to stop isn't easy.

Stabelhøje — Images

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Mols (Runddysse) — Fieldnotes

This amazing Dolmen is from around 3300 BC and is the largest round barrow in Denmark. The circle is made up of 235 ton stones. There used to be 24 but one was cut up by a stone cutter in the 1890s. The capstone is 21 tons. The spring equinox sun shines through the entrance.

Mols (Runddysse) — Images

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Pitscandlie (Standing Stones) — Images

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This picture was taken on a very cold day on Aarhus Strand in Denmark.

I was brought up at Lundin Links in Fife so standing stones have always been in my life. My mother was a freelance reporter for the old Weekly Scotsman and she searched out any thing she could about ancient Scot/pictland, we of course went searching with her.
We moved to Cornwall and found as many stones there and because we were Scots were immediately part of the community.

I now live in Bristol a good centre for archive study and from here easy access via m-ways to all areas. What a great hobby, you never get bored-only cold and very wet.

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