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Re: Climbing on Standing Stones
Mar 01, 2012, 13:09
VBB wrote:

If I see someone approaching a stone with a camera and a map, my alarm doesn't ring as it would do if it was a hammer a spade or a pot of paint.


Thank you for coming back with your fair, rational and measured approach VBB. I decided to drop out of any further discussion when this thread became focussed on the climbing on Devil' Den incident - as I had been the person to mention it in the context of a post made by one of our Irish contributors talking about people climbing on dolmens (DD was the only 'dolmen' where I had experienced such a thing). I can say the act was spontaneous and not pre-planned in any way ... I'm not defending it but at the same time am sure it didn't set any precedents. It was a one-off.

I wonder what your views are on the Countryside Stewardship Schemes, many of which are expiring in 2012-2013 and won't be renewed - including New Town Farm near Alton Barnes/Lockeridge* which seems to be the one with access to sites of archaeological interest.

*Information obtained from Natural England's website.
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