Saturday, 26 January 2008

Searching for sarsens - around Coate and Hodson

Spotted whilst walking around Hodson - this stone looks as though it has gathered much moss so very much belongs to its setting.

This beautiful stone was found in Hodson Wood and perhaps gave me the most pleasure to find as I was looking for snowdops and it was just there (plus snowdops, not yet quite out). It is actually very big and looks as though it may have possibly at one time been standing.
These stones are to be found at Coate Water Country Park where they have been placed in the recent past - they have almost certainly been imported from the Marlborough Downs though may possibly been saved during the motorway construction. Although not in their ancient setting they are still lovely to look at and touch.