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    12 Apostles, Ilkley moor.

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    12 Apostles, Ilkley moor.

    Post  Guest on Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:38 am

    I've put up some recent pics of this circle on my flickr page.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/erraticdavestoneage/
    One of the pics is of what may have served as a heel stone, but on reading the article on the site on here, I'm not so sure, as the circle may hav been larger. Probably not impossible however, that my heel stone may have been one of the original circle stones.
    I am getting quite a bit of synchronicity, about sites that reveal other features, ancient pathways etc, when viewed at solstice times; espescially by moonlight. Paul, if you think of doing a moonlight solstice watch at the 12, I'll hopefully be able to provide an extra pair of overnight eyes.
    Incidentally I find the easiest way to get to the 12, is to follow the broad path staight up to the north, from Dick Hudson's pub. If you come straight back that way you miss a few of the other features of the moor, but there are some pleasant and interesting little spots along the path to the east, just above the pub.
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    Re: 12 Apostles, Ilkley moor.

    Post  Paulus on Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:44 pm

    Hi Dave!

    erraticdave wrote:I've put up some recent pics of this circle on my flickr page.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/erraticdavestoneage/
    One of the pics is of what may have served as a heel stone, but on reading the article on the site on here, I'm not so sure, as the circle may hav been larger.

    Nice Flickr images - but yeah...the stone laying in the heather aint no heelstone or marker sadly. It won't be too long before someone picks it up and sticks it back in the circle aswell, if recent history's got owt to do with it. The uprights here come & go. I've actually seen 'em knocked over and moved - on one occasion by so-called 'pagans' no less! Retards more like.

    If we ever get to meet up & go for a walk up to the Apostles, I'll point out the ones which I've known to have been moved over the last 30 years. Only one has stood in the same place and that's been snapped in half by a different group of pagans (or they may have been druids - not quite sure). It's in need of some sort of focal attention, but the archaeo's have too much paperwork to do, the local council doesn't really give a shit, and the so-called protection groups are all words and no action. In all honesty, it wouldn't surprise me if the site didn't exist by the end of this century.

    erraticdave wrote:...I am getting quite a bit of synchronicity, about sites that reveal other features, ancient pathways etc, when viewed at solstice times; espescially by moonlight. Paul, if you think of doing a moonlight solstice watch at the 12, I'll hopefully be able to provide an extra pair of overnight eyes.

    Moonlight at sites, in my opinion, was more important than the solar movements. If y' fancy a nite up there, or at the other sites, lemme know when & we'll see wot we can sort out.

    erraticdave wrote:Incidentally I find the easiest way to get to the 12, is to follow the broad path staight up to the north, from Dick Hudson's pub.

    Agreed. But I like to see folk doing the longer, steeper route cos it does 'em more good! Wink

    All the best - Paul

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