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Strawberry Lea

Despite the warning of not to try and find this site in summer because of the all-consuming bracken, yesterday, ably assisted by Megadread, I attempted for the second time within a month to find Strawberry Lea.

I am indebted to Megadread for helping me as without his excellent assistance and fabulous company I know I would have had to wait until winter to see this site.

Despite that it was still amazingly hard to find. I'm sure we came within a metre or so of the largest stone several times, but the bracken is such a spoiler that even at that range it was nigh on impossible to find. But through sheer determination and stubbornness, find it we did!

If you do want to visit this site, then I would say go now as we did clear back the bracken to reveal its complete layout. While there I took down the GPS information while standing roughly in the centre of the circle and I got the readings of:

53º 18' 55.3" N
01º 34' 14.8' W


Stanton Moor Central (Stone Circle)

Thanks to TMA, I was able to track down the three other sites on Stanton Moor (North, Central and South). It took me a while to find the "T56" marker as it was quite overgrown with heather. Not sure whether its allowed, but I did take out my trusty Swiss Army knife and cleared back the heather from this marker in the hope that it will make it easier to identify for others (see photos I just posted).

After visiting this area quite a few times now, I am amazed that I had walked past it without realizing.
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