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Copney Stone Circles

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On the slopes of Copney Hill are eight complete or partial stone circles (only recently been dug ...

On the slopes of Copney Hill are eight complete or partial stone circles (only recently been dug out of the peat), each filled with set stones (in some cases concentrically) and some with a central small cairn. There is also an alignment of low stones running down the hill. To the NW (at H 597 783) is a cairn some 3 metres in diameter and 1 metre high with its large capstone still in place, and 100 metres further E is an arc of eight low stones. This is part of a particular megalithic landscape within the large megalithic landscape (or vast prehistoric theatre-set) that fills the area immediately S of the Sperrin Mountains. (Not accessible at present)