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Hunt House Crag

Standing Stones


I was told about this place by moggymiaow and duly arranged a joint expedition.
The road to this area (Hunt House Road)
has three lovely stones beside the road in just over a mile. None of these stones are over 3 feet high but they are worth mentioning due to the obvious antiquity of the area. This road is also along the route of and overlays Wade's Causeway Roman Road. The road also parallels the Wheeldale Road and its own stones.
Down to business, I met Moggymiaow at Hunt House and we trecked up the well worn path the a site where Moggy has identified a possible circle.
The area is a right old mess but there are definite upright stones and with lots of squinting and tilting of heads you can tune into a circle ( a big bugger approx 40m diameter), in fact with a bit of imagination you can tune into a circle within a circle.
This is a megalithic bombsite but the hand of man does appear to have touched this landscape. there is a cairn on the margins of the circle and the trackway that skirts the site leads to a definite megalithic monument further uphill at Simon Howe.
If you were to make a specific journey to visit this site, you may leave a bit dissappointed, Burl would give it a minus one and define it as FUBAR in his classification but if your in the area, check it out and play spot the circle.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
29th November 2002ce

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