SX2571 : The Pipers - standing stones near the Hurlers

taken 10 years ago, near to Minions, Cornwall, Great Britain

The Pipers - standing stones near the Hurlers
The Pipers - standing stones near the Hurlers
This is a pair of standing stones, not far to the west of the Hurlers stone circles on Craddock Moor. The name of this pair of stones is associated with the usual petrification folklore relating to stone circles - these are a pair of pipers turned to stone for playing on the Sabbath, presumably accompanying the Hurlers in their game of hurling.

Looking to the north, directly between the stones, you see Stowe's Hill - site of a neolithic enclosure and the natural rock formation of the Cheesewring. The right hand side of the hill is scarred by the Cheesewring granite quarry.

The dung in the foreground was left by one of the ponies that graze the open moorland.
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Monday, 6 August, 2007   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 14 August, 2007
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Standing stones   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2568 7139 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:30.9765N 4:27.6131W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2568 7139
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