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Duddo Five Stones (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Duddo Five Stones have been described as "... undoubtedly the most complete and dramatically situated" [of Northumbrian stone circles] by Roger Miket in 'Duddo Stones', Archaeology in Northumberland, Vol. 15, 2005, Northumberland County Council.
Much of the magic of this site is in its relationship to the Cheviots. Seen from the Grievestead-Grindon road to the north, or even more dramatically from Ewe Hill (highest point on the ridge to the north, near Shoreswood), the logic of its situation becomes evident.
Unfortunately, wind turbine developers are proposing to severely damage this landscape. Up to twelve 125 metre (410 ft.) turbines are proposed for the Toft Hill site within 1km. to the west of the stones and another proposal for fourteen 110 metre (362 ft.) turbines are in the planning system for the so-called 'Moorsyde' site within 3km. to the north.
Check out the 'Moorsyde Action Group' website to see what is being proposed.

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