March Square | Circles


This site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain. The name Men-an-Tol means simply ‘holed stone’ and despite having been considered a significant and popular monument from a very early date, its true purpose remains a mystery.

It’s a mystery to me how anyone finds their way to these historic sites in Cornwall, as they are not particularly well sign-posted and often involve squeezing the car into a tiny lay-by, before scaling a stile or two and tramping along a muddy lane. Cornwall Tourist Board “could do better”. 

One week left to join in with Becky’s (“A life of a 40 something”) March challenge of square photographs with the theme:

  1. Squared Squares’ – think multiple squares and squares within squares
  2. Squaring the Circle’ – the perfect post will be a circle within a square

March Square | 24th March

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

33 thoughts on “March Square | Circles”

  1. Interesting Jude, but then if it was made easier to find and access more tourists would turn up which would make the parking more difficult and not easy to get a good photo with lots of bodies in the way. Sometimes a little challenging can be good and think of the satisfaction when you finally find and photograph it…

    1. It’s on private land which is probably why access isn’t made easy, but there are a couple of sites owned by English Heritage that are more accessible and still crowd free. I just think theses sites could at least be sign-posted.

  2. That’s a great take on the challenge! 🙂 We looked and drove around quite a while before we found the entrance. I loved being there. In the pouring rain, I crawled through the circle, juchu! 🙂

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