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Mayburgh Henge — Images (click to view fullsize)

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The Cop Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>The Cop Stone</b>Posted by moggymiaow

Moor Divock Centre (Ring Cairn) — Images

<b>Moor Divock Centre</b>Posted by moggymiaow

The Cockpit (Stone Circle) — Images

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Skirsgill Hill (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

<b>Skirsgill Hill</b>Posted by moggymiaow

Trennet (Dyke) — Fieldnotes

It looks like this must have one been major fortifications, there seems to be remains of another dyke to the left of the obvious one

Trennet (Dyke) — Images

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Blakey Topping (Sacred Hill) — Images

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Thixendale (Dyke) — Images

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Thixendale (Dyke) — Fieldnotes

There are many dykes and defensive earthworks in this area, see the individual images for their map references as it covers a fairly large area.

Dargate Dyke — Images

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Dargate Dyke — Fieldnotes

Unfortunately the forestry commission saw fit to plant on top of the dykes themseleve, but they are still very easy to identfy . Judging by the amount of tumulii in the area, I would expect that there were originally much more fotifications than currently remain.

Dargate Dyke — Images

<b>Dargate Dyke</b>Posted by moggymiaow

Blakey Topping (Sacred Hill) — Images

<b>Blakey Topping</b>Posted by moggymiaow

Millington (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

The whole areas around Milington seems to consist of fortified hilltops. Here are a few examples of the earthworks. Many are not show on OS maps, but are still clearly visible on the ground. Sadly more have been obliterated completely by ploughing.
The isolation, emptiness and stillness makes for good walking to visit several earthworks at the same time.
As it is quite a large area, see the individual images for their map references and descriptions.

Millington (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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Hunt House Crag (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

See also postings/images under Howl Moor

Simon Howe (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

The partner in crime on this trip, the second howe with the "headstone" I think that the head stone is one of the kerb stones that the embankment has worn away from as close investigations reveals the tops of several other upright stones still embedded in the embankment approximately in line (circularly) with the head stone.

The standing stones make for an intriguing site. Shame about the grouse butt.

Danby Rigg (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Yes it was a great day out on Danby Rigg, there is just so much to see. As well as the cemetery, the nut circles and the dykes, there are also old embanked trackways and miriads of standing stones dotted all over the place. A great place to see an entire settlement in one place.

Horncliffe (Ring Cairn) — Images

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Ramsdale Standing Stones — Images

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The Twelve Apostles of Ilkley Moor (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>The Twelve Apostles of Ilkley Moor</b>Posted by moggymiaow

Howl Moor (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

A circle that is easy to find from the map reference, but because of the numerous stones that are there naturally, it is diffiuclt to tell which are actually within the cirle. There are several that are obviously errected, but others that may be there naturally

Howl Moor (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Howl Moor</b>Posted by moggymiaow
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