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Pikestones (Chambered Cairn) — Miscellaneous

As a boy I walked up here many times. I visited again recently with my own children and saw the spiral for the first time. This is definately vandalism. It has only appeared within the last fifteen years.

In fact, on close inspection you can see where the lichen on the slab has been cut across. Lichen takes a very long time to grow, possibly hundreds of years, and not one bit of lichen can be seen in the groove. This has definately not come from antiquity. Sorry to dissapoint anyone.

Anglezarke Moor Group — Miscellaneous

Can there be a significance that Round Loaf and Pikestones are aligned perfectly along a line between the top of Great Hill and the view point over Anglezark reservoir?

The line runs exactly north east - south west.

The distance between Round Loaf and the top of Great Hill is exactly the same as that between the view point and Pikestones.

Refering back to the standing stone on Stonstrey bank and the triangles: Assuming that Pikestones marks the bottom left point and Round Loaf marks the top point, this same distance marks precisely where the smaller triangle sits along that line, away from Pikestones.

I would really appreciate any input.

This area must have been a very sacred place to our ancesters. I hope that we can unravel some of it's secrets.
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