A photo blog illustrating the beautiful countryside within a walk or short drive of the town of Leek, Staffordshire. The area covered includes the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire Moorlands, Cannock Chase and South-east Cheshire.
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Arbor Low stone circle
Arbor Low stone circle is one of the largest in England but much less famous than Stonehenge! A circle of 50 or so recumbent stones lies inside a near circular ditch and bank "henge" some 90m in diameter. There are entrances at the southwest and northeast and a central arrangement of seven stones called a "cove". The henge and circle are around 4000 years old. The largest stones measure over 2 meters in length. It is not clear whether the stones were toppled in medieval times by locals worried about the pagan nature of the site or whether they were never raised upright in the first place.
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 10mm, 1/200s @ f/5.6)