Head To Head
Log In
The Modern Antiquarian Forum »
Climbing on Standing Stones
Log In to post a reply

353 messages
Topic View: Flat | Threaded
3614 posts

Edited Feb 25, 2012, 17:54
Re: Climbing on Standing Stones
Feb 25, 2012, 18:02
Rhiannon wrote:

At the big sites like Stonehenge and Avebury, and Silbury for that matter, it would help if the media actually were consistent with what people are seen doing. Because when people climb there, they really properly climb. It's not really the same as parking your arse on a sarsen while you eat your sandwiches. Or is it? Surely that's not so bad, it is a stone after all. Is this whole thing partly to do with wanting less oikish behaviour so Civilised Visitors can enjoy the sites in peace? Is it the climbing aspect. What are people's feelings on sitting I wonder.

I have a confession to make then .. as it was me that mentioned Devil's Den (inadvisedly as it turned out). I found a photo in my Facebook albums of me perched on one of the base stones at Devil's Den (for the shot). In general I don't think I would sit on, say for instance, the Barber's Stone at Avebury to eat lunch but yes I probably would sit on the sarsens at Fyfield Down.
Topic Outline:

The Modern Antiquarian Forum Index