I stumbled upon this quite by accident - and was immediately very impressed. Being quite new to 'all things Neolithic' and to the locations of many of the sites I had no idea it was here, so this post will be short and the photos few. Had I known that the area in question was what it was (if that makes sense) then I would have arranged to spend more time here exploring and photographing. It was only after I got home and looked on the TNA site and a quick check with Paul Bennett did I realise the significance of the area.
That out of the way...I had wanted to visit the 'Tree of Life' stone for some time and on a beautiful early morning I found it. Not hard to find, but it was covered in crap and I had to 'dust it off' a bit. But a superb rock with beautiful deep carvings.
I had an hour to spare so I decided to have a wander around on the moors. The heather is quite long in places, but in others it has been cut back so many of the walls of the settlement are exposed. For how long I don't know.
Everywhere you go there are walls, settlements and what look like (to my very untrained eye) a couple of circles - although they are probably not. Certainly much more than at Woofa Bank on the opposite of the valley. I didn't see many carvings though.
This is one that I need to visit again, preferably with someone who knows what they are looking at...