Saturday, June 29, 2013

Trippett Stone Circle

This stone circle was visited on the last day, just off the A30 across a grid to St.Breward and then the first cross roads.  The day was miserable, the cold wind blew, beautiful highland cattle and their young, and us five.  We had a picnic here, Roy had sweetly brought plates of food, so Sue and I sat in the cold whilst the men sat in their cars and ate.  There are many stone circles on Bodmin Moor and this one probably reflects many of them.  They sit on flat ground usually below some rocky outcrop, the ground worn into deep pockets where cattle and sheep have rubbed against them.  We all pondered the stones as you can see, Geoff is a landscape architect and Sue works on historic gardens, so they were both interested in the next  enigmatic site called King Arthur's Hall, and when I eventually get my head around it will write about.  
The Stripple stone circle and henge is a long walk from here, and over private land, so we did not go, but it is the only henge monument in Cornwall







5 comments:

  1. you've given me the taste of the ancient stones of Cornwall. We really should visit now we're all settled in. Cornwall is not that far from Somerset.

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  2. Is that a rain drop I can see on the camera!? Ahhhh - the SW.

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  3. Hi Kath, it was a long trip for us 900 miles all told, but we did definitely get a taste of Cornwall.

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  4. Hi Em, no it is not rain, though it did rain, something inside the camera I think is making that mark, I can occasionally cut it off. Need a new camera of course.

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  5. This reminds me of "our" nearest stone circle, Gors Fawr. I LOVE your new header, btw.

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