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Stone Circle


At a landscape where any features of interest are hidden by dense forest and unfollowable tracks...a real stone circle!

By the time I got to Fernworthy Circle I had given up on ever finding Assycombe...I navigate by reading the landscape and using an OS forestry nothing ever corresponds with an OS map but I had decided that Assycombe required a climb...and under a baking sun and no wind the thought of climbing along paths that I had no way of telling if they were the right one or not did not entice me.

So I had carried on to Fernworthy hoping that it would be easy to find...and it is. It sits inside a nice clearing which gave me the impression that this might have been how some of these circles were when they were erected all those years ago. (I know many will argue that this isn't so and that they would have been on top of hills so they could be seen..but)

Part of me wanted to climb one of the trees on the edge of the clearing and look down onto the circle...but I feel my days of tree climbing are behind me...and looking at the spindly branches I decided to forgo this fancy.

I had a quick look at the stone rows...mainly hidden by the midsummer grass..and then met up with another walker who offered to lead me through the maze of tracks to Grey Wethers..
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
3rd July 2010ce

Comments (2)

This looks like a lovely stone circle. Sounds pretty likely to be quiet too... thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
3rd July 2010ce
On the way to the Greywethers, too, SC.

Mind you, last time I was here some morons were camping in the centre. Looks like Mr H had a much better time of it.
3rd July 2010ce
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