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Blakey Topping, Allerston, North Yorkshire

Sacred Hill:  OS Grid Reference – SE 8731 9377 Getting Here From Pickering, take the A169 towards Whitby. When you get to the Car Park at the ‘Hole-of-Horcum’ – (you can’t miss it), park the car and walk North along the … Continue reading

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Deil’s Cradle, Dollar, Clackmannanshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – NS 9686 9906 Also Known as: Devil’s Cradle Devil’s Rock Folklore Close to the legendary old Wizard’s Stone we find there’s a real cluster of witch-lore in this small area to the north of Dollar, … Continue reading

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Adamnan’s Cross, Camusvrachan, Glen Lyon, Perthshire

Standing Stone / Cross:  OS Grid Reference – NN 62537 47690 Also Known as: Eonan’s Cross Getting Here Take the road from Fortingall into the Glen. About 4 miles down, past the farmhouse of Slatich, then Craigianie, watch carefully as … Continue reading

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Carlie Craig, Blairlogie, Stirlingshire

Legendary Rocks:  OS Grid Reference – NS 816 970 Also Known as: Carla Craig Carlin Craig Witches’ Craig Getting Here If you’re coming from Blairlogie, a half-mile west of the village, take the B998 road to the university, but turn … Continue reading

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Duel Cross Hill, Grafton, North Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 426 634 Also Known as: Deuill Cross Hill Devil’s Cross Archaeology & History In Henry Smith’s wonderful Reliquiae (1852) on the history of Aldborough and district, this intriguingly named but forgotten site is … Continue reading

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Devil’s Blue Stane, Crail, Fife

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – NO 614 079 Also Known as: Devil’s Blue Stone Folklore This curious rounded boulder sitting outside the parish church was described by Alexander Polson in his survey of witch-lore.  He told us that “when … Continue reading

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Devil’s Den, Clatford, Wiltshire

Cromlech:  OS Grid Reference – SU 15209 69651 Also Known as: Devils Den Dillion Dene Getting Here When Pete Glastonbury brought us here, we walked east out of the Avebury stone circle and up the Wessex Ridgeway track.  When you … Continue reading

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Devil’s Dyke, Poynings, Sussex

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – TQ 260 111 Also Known as: Brighton Dyke Poor Man’s Wall  Getting Here Plenty of ways of approaching this huge fella!  Personally, I’d take it from the steep valley immediately east and north where the … Continue reading

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Apronful of Stones, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – SD 80652 66193 Also Known as: Scar Pasture Getting Here Paul, Danny and I came here via the Feizor village route, zigzagging about, to and fro, seeing the other old sites in the region; but … Continue reading

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Buckton Castle, Mossley, Lancashire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – SD 9892 0161 Archaeology & History This giant site—deemed as Iron Age by some and medieval by others—is on the verge of complete destruction as the adjacent quarrying company cuts closer and further into the … Continue reading

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