Skirtful of Stones
Bronze Age Round Cairn
Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire OS Map Ref SE141446
OS Maps - Landranger 104 (Leeds & Bradford), Explorer 297 (Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley)
the track from the Grubstones
is this large badly damaged Bronze
that has been heavily dug into and now has various bits of rubbish dumped
into it. It is difficult to estimate its size but English Heritage state
that it is about 26 metres in diameter and 1.5 metres in height. There
is a large stone that could be a boundary marker or milestone that has
been pitched into the middle of it and it also has what could be grouse
buts built on one side although these could just be rocks thrown out
from the inside. Just to the southeast there is another smaller but
just as badly robbed cairn.
Directions are similar to those for the Grubstones - head in a southerly direction across the moor from the Cow and Calf carpark until you see a shed on a hillside ahead. When you get to this turn left along the track and walk for about 5 minutes or so until you pass the Lower Lanshaw damn on your left. The cairn should now be on your right hand side, not far from the track.
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