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Scorhill (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Visited Scorhill in April 1999. A day that has remained etched in my mind due to the sheer beauty of its surroundings. The circle itself seems to bow to the majesty of the surrounding moor. However, I believe this area may well have been more wooded when this circle was erected - please correct me if I am wrong. I visited with two friends, one of whom took it upon himself to dance around the stones in a pixie like manner with a silly hat on - not normal behaviour I can assure you. Does this place bring out the mania in you?. Certainly there were skylarks in abundance when I was there and they were wild with their singing -strange that previous entry mentioned birds stopping singing as I had the exactly opposite experience.These places can play strange tricks on you.

Arthur's Stone (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Visited Arthurs Stone whilst on family holiday in the area. So called because this area is rumoured to be the site of an Arthurian battle. The day was warm but overcast. Two families were already there but they did not stay for long - the obligatory photo shoot and on their way. It is a burial chamber that has collapsed on itself but is still srtiking none the less. The countryside around here is awe inspiring and the chamber is set on high ground for whcih must have been an inspiring site for our ancestors. There were some flowers left on the stones but I could not tell what sort - only hope they were not wild flowers! Children spotted some field voles in the grass by one of the fence posts. Tempted them out with some apple. If you go you will see their track marks in the grass. What a nice place to live.

This is my second visit here - previously back in 1995. Nothing has changed and that is very satisfying. Time will always stand still at Arthurs Stone.
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