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The Hellstone

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


August 21st 2003
Took my three kids here on a beautiful day on way back towards holiday camp in Weymouth! We had a celebration of Clarissa's GCSE results!
Tom, aged 8 yesterday, just fits under the capstone at the entrance, bet he won't next time! All three moaned across the fields but totally loved the site.
The pond was totally dried up and cracked.
Across the field is some digging, fenced off with wire, looked very sandy, with thousands of ducklings running around it......... excuse my ignorance but no idea what the idea of this was!
Took pics will submit once arrived.
Fantastic site. Two days earlier had walked around Maiden Castle. From both you can see the chess piece that is Hardy's Monument (Captain Kiss me Hardy, not Thomas, Tess dies at Stonehenge Hardy). What a horrible way to connect two such powerful sites! The big and the small.
Hellstone certainly has atmosphere and inspired the hell outta me!
Posted by cernical
2nd September 2003ce

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