NZ0608 : Strange stones on Barningham Moor

taken 4 years ago, near to Barningham, County Durham, Great Britain

Strange stones on Barningham Moor
Strange stones on Barningham Moor
Barningham Moor is well known for a large number of cup and ring marked stones, all hard to find and difficult to recognise. There are various bronze-age stone structures, too, but this one seems a lot more recent, since closer inspection reveals that it is based on two breeze blocks buried flush with the surface of the moor, and marked with what might once have been a small plywood sign, but which has no discernible writing now. Lettering isn't the only thing which is hardly discernible, since this is also about the point where the bridleway disappeared from under me - aerial photos show lots of tyre tracks randomly crossing the moor but no one obvious track for horses and pedestrians.

It's all to do with grouse management, I believe, but I groused a lot at this point and fortunately, no-one came along trying to manage me !
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Uplands  Country estates  Moorland 
Grouse moor   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0681 0891 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.5303N 1:53.7852W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0681 0890
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