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Re: Climbing on Standing Stones
Feb 21, 2012, 17:14
hedgedruid wrote:
Recent topic on sites at risk in N Yorks brought to mind that on several occassions this year i have had to ask people to stop climbing on sacred sites . At Pentre Ifan had to have words with french family whose children were climbing all over the monument - didn't know they were french ! loony in a kilt gesticulating seemed to do the trick . Recently at castleriggg had to ask japanese tourists to desist .
At alot of sites a polite notice "not to climb" on stones might help .
Folk afterwards have come over to agree with me but not been prepared to tackle the ignorant .

Bright Blessings


We climb over sarsens and other stones lying around in outcrops to get from A to B and never give it a thought, yet the moment they are erected and become part of a circle or tomb they become 'sacred' and we rightfully keep off them...well some of us do anyway!! There's nowt as queer as folk is there TIC :-)
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