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| Nine Stones (Altarnun) |
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|Description ||Arriving at the circle from the east, the sun (having been out for the previous hour or so) didn't want to play any more and hid behind the clouds. There are nine stones present, as the name "Nine Stones" implies, although the central stone is a recent addition - a marker on the parish boundary between North Hill and Altarnun. One stone, or possibly two stones, are missing from the northern side of the circle (on the right). The soil at the base of each stone has been worn away by cattle using the stones as scratching posts. The well-cropped grass at this remote moorland site is a good indicator of heavy grazing pressure.|
| This is one I must go to visit for myself sometime. |
| We parked on the verge of a lane, just over 1km to the southeast of the stone circle. Its only a short walk over the "Ridge", and easy going underfoot as the moor is heavily grazed by cattle, ponies and sheep.|
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