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Castle Down (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

The cairns are well preserved but overgrown with gorse so getting in is nigh-on impossible. There are some signs of field clearance- a pile of stones 200m N/NE from the castle and a field wall that can be seen running parallel to the path in one of my images.

Castle Down (Chambered Cairn) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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North Hill (Entrance Grave) — Miscellaneous

Many of the sites on the north hill are periodically closed off for the benefit of nesting Turns, so check with local sources before visiting if you want to see them.

Either way, be sure to head for the rocky outcrop on the south-eastern extreme of the island. A little poke around is amply rewarded: the image shows the best of four entrance graves on this narrow ridge, each with beautiful vistas behind.

South Hill (Entrance Grave) — Images

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Stanage (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

A ruined but sharply defined cairn, like a pulpit on the steep heath. Rewarding if only for the carved stone. From the mainpath to the East the site is about 100m west from where 2 upright stones suggest a gate in the old stone wall.
Returning to the wall, hop over [it's lower the higher you go], Wet Withens is easily reachable: Follow what appears to be a natural dyke/bank for 200m [defined by the merciful absence of gorse, fern & heather], the site is atop the highest western point on the Moor.

Chûn Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Loved the tight entrance, made me think of Le Corbusier- only the leanest, most focused motherf***ers can gain entry. Only carry what you need.
As I affected my exit I saw lights and the ground rushing up at me...but then I had just K-RACKED my head on the capstone. Yes, I was the concussed guy hobbling aided towards Pendeen.
Also wish I'd worn trousers, the gorse is particularly hungry this time of year.
A wonderful site, only Mulfra Quoit is better situated, and odd as it may seem, the airtraffic control radar adds to the scene.

Carbis Bay Longstone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

Recently spent a week on Trencrom Lane [The stone is on the corner of Trencrom Lane and the A3074 at 102:530383]. A short walk along Trencrom lane, St. Michael's Way crosses the lane and there's a larger standing stone [easily 10 ft.] in the field beside the path at 525372. Also noted a distinctive stone in the beer garden of nearby Scottie's Bar at 5313865.

Saw the Carbis Bay Longstone everyday, its somewhat removed situation betraying its status, although I never thought I'd find an entry for it here. Something of a wallflower at the party.
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