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“Mysterious stones in the east of Bodmin Moor”

Hurlers Stone Circles
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Liskeard
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Owner description: Said to have been hurled by an angry God in response to violation of His Sabbath day, these three large stone circles are built close together and vary in size from 105 feet to 135 feet across.
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Not far up the lanes from Tremar, you’ll find the small village of Minions, situated high up on the Moor and overlooking the impressive Caradon Hill, which, at 1216 feet above sea level, is one of the loftiest perches in the surrounding area.

Travel the short distance up through the narrow "high street" and you will spy a car park on the right, signposted for "The Hurlers" and "The Cheesewring".

Leave your car here and climb the half dozen steps up from the car park to see the wonderful vista of the true Bodmin Moor, a landscape of gorse, heather, bogs, and above all, several hundred yards walk away, the impressive stone circles known as The Hurlers.

The Hurlers consist of three Bronze Age circles dating from 2500 to 1800 B.C. They are unique in Cornwall and are part of this specific area of moorland that is rich in prehistoric remains. Much speculation has arisen as to their true purpose; an astronomical clock perhaps, a meeting place, or maybe a memorial to dead chiefs of the indigenous tribes of so long ago. Many of the stones have fallen throughout the centuries, and the true outline of the south circle is now difficult to define.

All of the remaining stones are no taller than 4 feet, so no mighty efforts as such were required to construct this as were needed for Stonehenge or Avebury. But it is the bleakness and the remote location that make these stones so mystical, standing alone in this otherwise devoid landscape with their only company being the derelict engine houses of the deep tin and copper mines that flourished here in the 19th century littering the windswept moorlands.

As with so many of Cornwall's stone circles, this is a place to contemplate the meaning of the stones and subject yourself to the nature and atmosphere of the moor.

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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Beautiful area that we stumbled on by accident, may be a little less atmospheric in bad weather however! There is a circular walk that takes you through moors, lakes, a slate quarry and the stunning cheese ring!

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