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Garn Turne (Burial Chamber) — Fieldnotes

The farmer closes the field off at lambing time (in 2003 that was in Early April).

Bradup (Stone Circle) — Miscellaneous

That is shocking...but sadly typical.

The MultiMap aerial image 'seems' to show a semi-circular pale feature in the right place. See:

Ash Cabin Flat (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

When we first visited the site the area had suffered from a fire (always an advantage for stone hunters). Tis tricky to locate.

Hirnant Circle (Kerbed Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Lovely little site but as with all circles, best to go in February.

Garn Wen (Burial Chamber) — Miscellaneous

There may be a fourth chamber.

Cheetham Close (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

The stone with the cross on is, apparently, locally known as the Mire Stone. It is an outlier to the main circle (can confirm Iron Man's comments on what remains!) and has the cross to mark a 'modern' administrative boundary.

Garnwnda (Burial Chamber) — Fieldnotes

Strange site in a nice location. Mind the grassy slope up to the tomb - could be lethal in the wet.

The Bullstones (Stone Circle) — Miscellaneous

No muddy digging needed - it is there.

The site you talk of exists and is the subject of an article in the current (issue 90) of Northern Earth. It is called The Bullstones.

Mosley Height (Stone Circle) — Miscellaneous

Me thinks Burl did not actually visit this site.

It was there and complete less than 50 years ago but...

Nine Ladies of Stanton Moor (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Visited the Ladies today (14/04/02) and some fool(s) have been out with the tea lights overnight (we can pin it down to last night as we know someone who went yesterday).

What possesses someone to be so disrespectful?


Bamford Moor South (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

This site is a cracker - it must be the least visited decent stone circle in the Peak District. As for outliers - John Barnatt mentions four in his 1978 book but calls all but one "fortuitously placed boulders" in his 1990 book - one is believed to be a pack horse trail marker. Good photos on the Megalithic Portal

Staden (Enclosure) — Miscellaneous

Decent views of this are about to vanish as the industrial estate expands...

Bull Ring (Henge) — Miscellaneous

The site the locals love to hate!
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