Monday, 29 August 2011

Arbor Low

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This weekend saw us take a trip to Arbor Low, a Neolithic henge monument near Bakewell in the Peak District. This ancient monument, over 2000 years old, was one a henge of between 41 and 43 stones. These stones lie flat. Whether this was the original intention of if they have since fallen, or been pushed, is a mystery.

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Our visit was prompted in part by the Northern Oak song named for this monument. It seemed a shame and somewhat strange to have never visited it, despite being in its general vicinity many, many times before.

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The thistles are encroaching on the stones, and small rock pools are forming in the crevices and cracks being opened by the passage of time and rain falling on the hills.

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