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Castle Hill (Huddersfield) (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Stoke Flat (Stone Circle) — Images

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Castle Hill (Huddersfield) (Hillfort) — Images

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Cock Crowing Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

The Cock Crowing Stone (not 'Growing' as some people have misread it) stands near the roadside, below West Nab on Meltham Moor. It's impossible to miss due to having it's name painted on in large white letters!

I've got no real further information regarding it's provenance, folklore or otherwise. I'd only heard of it before, as when I found it quite by accident, I thought, "ah, there it is!".

It's name would suggest some kind of sunrise significance. It wouldn't relate to any alignment on West Nab, so something else must be afoot.

If anyone has any further info, I'd love to see it. Maybe Mr Bennett can help on this one?

Cock Crowing Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Carl Wark & Hathersage Moor — Miscellaneous

According to Dr Bill Bevan's report for Moors for the Future, Carl Wark is thought to have been mainly for ceremonial use. The wall built to block the view across Hope Valley to Mam Tor.

Stuart Piggot thought the wall to be similar to those at Dark Ages forts in Scotland.

Carl Wark & Hathersage Moor — Images

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Mother Cap Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Mother Cap Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

I have developed a bit of a fascination with Mother Cap recently!

Considering the history of Hathersage Moor and it's conspicuous positioning, I thought that a bit of research may be called for. I came across a piece of information (probably StuBob's notes) that suggests that Mother Cap may have been used as a marker for much of the prehistoric activity in the surrounding hills and was possibly illuminated by fire at night.

This caught my imagination and I thought it may be fun to try to recreate how the massive outcrop may have looked by firelight (of course not wanting to set half of the moor on fire, I used a 5 million candle power torch). So on Tuesday night, I found myself trudging up the lower slopes of Over Owler Tor by the light of a brilliant full moon. Over Owler is an odd place at the best of times, a bit of a geologist's playground with rocks worn into all manner of strange shapes. But by moonlight it is amazing!

The exposures were about two and a half minutes at f8 to catch the colours in the sky, with short blasts from the torch to fill areas of the rock in. Some shots look as if the light is coming from within the rock. The moon is dropped in from a different exposure as the long exposures blew it out to a non-descript glare.

Mother Cap Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Ellers Wood, Askwith (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Panorama Stone (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Barmishaw Stone (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Hanging Stones (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Beinn Ghobhlach Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Beinn Ghobhlach Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Single standing stone on the lower slopes of Beinn Ghobhlach (The Horned/Forked Hill). An indistinct track leads from a wooden gate to the stone, which is only just visible from the single track road from Dundonnel to Badrallach. The stone seems to be set in a raised mound. The drive here is excellent with amazing views, steep rocky hillsides and every chance of seeing Buzzards at close quarters.

An Dun (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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An Dun (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

A vitrified fort originating from the Iron Age, An Dun was probably re-modeled during the early centuries AD by the Vikings and later became the seat of local Mackenzie and Macleod chiefs. Little can now be seen above ground, but excavation has found sections of fire-fused stone walling.

Poolewe (Bullaun Stone) — Images

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Poolewe (Bullaun Stone) — Fieldnotes

Located at the back of the ruined church, just a few paces away from the Pictish carving, is a small stone in which is a basin. Local legend says that the basin never dries of water and can cure warts and ailments. The churchyard itself is interesting, with a circular boundary and a number of small standing and recumbent stones used as gravemarkers, as was the custom before inscribed gravestones.

Mellon Udrigle Hut Circle (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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Cairnholy (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Knock Fell (Hillfort) — Images

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Machermore (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Whitefield Loch (Crannog) — Images

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Mull of Sinniness (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Torhousekie (Stone Circle) — Images

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Name: Andy Hemingway

D.O.B: 17.04.66

Occupation: Graphic Artist

Website: http://www.ahgphotography.co.uk

I was born and raised in Huddersfield. I moved to Norwich in 1988 to go to Art School and haven't got it together to leave yet!! My interests are visiting and reading about ancient places, tribal art and society and trying my damnedest to keep as far from the Rat Race as possible! Ambient Rambling is where it's at!

Love music - psychedelic 70's rock, punk, roots n' dub and world/trancy sort of stuff in general!

Also do voluntary work for festivals and have been involved in the Norwich Free Festival in it's various guises for a number of years.

My special area of interest is Ilkley Moor. I don't get the opportunity to go back often these days, but I spent much time on the moors in the 1980's... often for days on end. The Twelve Apostles is an old friend of mine! Although I know the moors fairly well, each journey I make back there is still full of discovery. I always seem to find something I haven't seen before.

NB - Since I wrote this I have in fact gotten away from Norwich and now live in Barnsley.

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