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|Description ||Photo from June 2009. The cattle were supposed to trample down the bracken but only ate the grass within the circle, destabilising several stones that, after we reported it to the Historic Environment Service in Truro, had to be secured. The HES then organised a manual cutting of surrounding bracken to give the cattle more space away from the circle!|
So far this is the only major site to be affected, others not yet being grazed although it is planned to do this at Men-an-Tol and Lanyon Quoit.
Photo and text by Ian Cooke, used with permission.
| Jeeeezus! I definitely wouldn't go near them! Hamish/[Mike Murray] will have a heart attack when he sees these! (He may be abroad right now.)|
| This damage is not unlike that caused by cattle at Arbor Low in Derbyshire, where cattle hooves cause serious damage to the bank in wet weather when the ground is soft. I mentioned this to the farmer but got nowhere.|
|Andy B |
| Even if you don't see any longhorn cattle, the scary signs are enough to put you off - see page four of this PDF: http://www.savepenwithmoors.com/2010%20what%20is%20the%20problem.pdf|
| I hadn't realised how bad the situation was til I saw the photos on that pdf link above, quite shocking what's been done to the landscape.|
| Cattle walk all over Mayburgh Henge too at certain times of the year. The banks are gradually eroding, and I worry that the cattle are a major cause.|
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