Early One Winters Morn…..

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The Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton Moor, Derbyshire

Dark shadows from a low early morning winters sun add a touch of drama to this Neolithic Stone Circle.  Surrounded by Silver Birch the Nine Ladies is still used at the Winter and Summer Solstice by Druids  who worship the changing pattern of the year.

19th January

(C) David Oakes 2016

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9 thoughts on “Early One Winters Morn…..

    • Worth a visit. The setting on the centre of the moor just isolated the circle enough to add to the atmosphere. But the whole moor is riddled with small stone cairns. Even now the history is unclear…at one time the moor was described as the City of the Dead (the cairns thought to be burial cairns) other folk suggested that it was more likely ancient industrial activity…neither case really proven. But the Stone Circle is not disputed and is just one of many other Standing Stones and major Burial Cairns in the area. You would have fun.

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