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Rempstone Stone Circle

Stone Circle


I visited this site last summer, after 'discovering' it in the book 'Ancient Stones of Dorset' by Peter Knight. I decided not to make an entry here, as it didn't seem right to 'advertise' this little known gem that is hidden away in the woods, from the passing droves of tourists on the adjacent road. Now I guess it makes no difference.
A friendly, homely feel coaxed me in from the road. The stones have been partly reclaimed by the forest, their roots distorting the circle and contourting the small (2-4ft high) stones. About half the circle remains, (ten stones). Despite the passing cars on the road (about ten feet away through a thin shield of trees) the main stone (to my feelings) nearest the road, has several holes and cracks into which coins have been left as offerings. A feeling of priveledge and true sanctity prevailed. Time seemed to stop and all my worries in the 'outer world' faded away. As eventually left, I felt that I really didn't want to go! If you go there, and I know you have as much right as I do, please keep it low profile and respect this treasure with the revernece it deserves. Thanx.
Posted by Ronnie
7th February 2001ce

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