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“Stones & Strangeness”

Reviewed 7 August 2013

Worth the tramp across the path from the the main road (altho the had to give brambles a bit of a beating along the way in certain places). Was particularly impressed with the single quartz stone in the SW of the circle (with the honey and blood veining). Unfortunately missed the axe petroglyph on one of the recumbent stones in the NE of the circle :(. The central stone leans at an alarming angle which only emphasises the ...er...phallic nature of the stone (ooooer!). Views of the Merry Maidens, The Pipers and the Sea are apparently to be had but alas not on our visit with low clouds barely clearing the fields around us. It is worth also stopping off for a shuffty around the Creeg Tol outcrop a few hundred yards before the circle, which offers a slightly higher elevation and better views of the area.

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Visited on a cold, wet and misty day and were the only people there. Hard to find in mist when you can't see ahead but worth persevering, as it was very impressive when viewed in such an eerie setting. A complete circle and leaning centre stone in a quiet location far from the road. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Boscawen-un, according to Aubrey Burl, (writer of the guide to stone circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany) means "The house of the elder tree". In its early bronze age days this stunning circle of Granite stones was surely surrounded by forest, (and presumably a particular Elder tree) judging partly by the fact it still has a carpet of bluebells in May. I say granite, but there is one notable exception: The stone standing at the WSW cardinal point is of veined quartz and marks the backsite for the May day sunrise at Beltane. This strongly suggests to me that the main emphasis and reason for this circle was spring and fertility. Surely the blooming of many bluebells at this time could only have enhanced the celebration of creation of new life.

1  Thank David R
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

We visited Boscawen-un stone circle in the summer, walking from St Buryan. A lovely walk and a beautiful stone circle, very atmospheric.

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Reviewed 14 November 2012

If your into history & mystical, this is a good place to go providing you have some knowledge about it. We had a tour guide to help us which made it all the worthwhile. There is some information about it's history on a board there.

1  Thank tiger m
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