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Stone Circle, Cornwall

Rough Tor is the backdrop
to this large circle
Photo Tom Bullock

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Located in a desolate portion of Bodmin Moor with Rough Tor as a dramatic backdrop, this is a very large stone circle, in keeping with the tradition of other circles in the region (e.g., Stannon, Goodaver, the Hurlers, Leaze, the Stripple Stones, the Trippet Stones). Although the 70+ stones, of which about 40 remain standing, are not impressive in appearance, they are embedded deeply in peat. When originally erected, they would have appeared impressive. It is a flattened circle, 46.2m (151 feet) NW-SE by 43.3m (142 feet). Half-way between this circle and Stannon is a ruined circle at SX132794.

Access: A new road now allows access to within 400m of the circle from a road 2km north-east of St Breward, starting from SX109784. This road is not on the OS map, is private, and I was told by a local farmer the owner does not like people using it. He was away when I visited luckily!
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Rating: General Impression 4, Ambience 5, Access 4

One of my favourite circles anywhere. More of my pictures coming soon.
Images on this page are Tom Bullock

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