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Stoke Flat (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

To get there follow the sign to Froggatt on the A623 from Calver. When you turn off the main road onto the narrow country lane that goes into Froggatt village stay on this road all the way through the village keeping the Frogatt Edge up on your right hand side. As you come out of the village turn left onto the main road and when you climb out of the wooded stretch of road there are parking spaces on the right hand side of the road. Walk back along the road towards Frogatt and there is a gate about 100 yards down from the car park on the same side of the road. Go through the gate and there is a wide path that follows Froggatt Edge. After about 1/2 mile you'll come to a small brook and another gate, the stone circle is about another 200 yards up the path just off to the left hand side of the path. I visited in winter so all the bracken had died back and the circle was easy to spot, but I can imagine during the summer months you would have to look out for the biggest standing stone at the south end of the circle to spot it as many of the stones are probably hidden from view of the path in summer. The circle has a diameter of approximately 50 feet. The stones are set at the inner edge of a now ruined earth bank and dry stone wall. Most of the stones are less than a foot in height and there is a taller stone of about 3 1/2 feet at the southern end, that has some interesting grooves on the top that beg the question whether they have been carved out.
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