Hurlers Stone Circles
Hurlers Stone Circles, Caradon View, Minions, Cornwall, PL14 5LL, England, UK.
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The Hurlers Stone Circles (Cornish: An Hurlysi) are three late Neolithic or early Bronze age stone circles arranged in a line, a grouping unique in England.

The Hurlers comprises three stone circles that lie on a line from SSW to NNE, and have diameters of 35 metres (115 ft.), 42 metres (138 ft.) and 33 metres (108 ft.). The two outer stone circles are circular. The middle circle, the largest is slightly elliptical. The survival of the southern stone circle, which now contains nine stones, has been most precarious: only two of the remaining stones are upright and the other seven are partially covered with soil. In the middle circle 14 stones survive out of 28. The stones show clear traces of being hammered smooth. The northern stone circle contained around 30 standing stones, from which 15 are still visible. Two other monoliths, the Pipers, are 100 metres (330 ft.) southwest of the middle circle and may be entrance stones to the Hurlers.

The name Hurlers (An Hurlysi) derives from a legend, in which men were playing Cornish hurling on a Sunday and were magically transformed into stones as punishment. The Pipers are supposed to be the figures of two men who played tunes on a Sunday and suffered the same fate. According to another legend, it is impossible to accurately count the number of standing stones.

The Hurlers Stone Circles are cared for and maintained by managed by Cornwall Heritage Trust.

Many sites are in the countryside. Please follow the Countryside Code. Leave only your footprints, take away only memories. If dogs are allowed, please keep them under control. Leave gates and property as you find them. Respect people, wildlife and property.

The Cornwall Heritage Trust is a registered charity, donations are gratefully received to fund important work. You may donate by clicking the Charity Link below.

Charity link
http://www.cornwallheritagetrust.org/

Places to visit nearby
Trethevy Quoit   1.56 miles (2.51 km)
Trethevy Quoit, Chapel Row, Darite, Cornwall, PL14 5JY, England, UK.
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Trethevy Quoit is cared for and maintained by English Heritage.

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King Donierts Stone   2.10 miles (3.38 km)
King Donierts Stone, The Brake, Saint Cleer, Cornwall, PL14 6EG, England, UK.
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King Donierts Stone is cared for and maintained by English Heritage.

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Loveny/Colliford   5.01 miles (8.06 km)
Loveny/Colliford, A30, Saint Neot, Cornwall, PL14 6PY, England, UK.
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Loveny/Colliford is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

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Armstrong Wood   5.31 miles (8.55 km)
Armstrong Wood, Green Acre, Trebullett, Cornwall, PL15 9QE, England, UK.
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Armstrong Wood is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

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Priddacombe Downs   7.05 miles (11.34 km)
Priddacombe Downs, A30, Saint Breward, Cornwall, PL30 4NN, England, UK.
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Priddacombe Downs is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

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Dupath Well   7.19 miles (11.57 km)
Dupath Well, Dupath Lane, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 8AD, England, UK.
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Dupath Well is cared for and maintained by English Heritage.

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Luckett   8.21 miles (13.21 km)
Luckett, Truscott, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 8HY, England, UK.
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Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

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Places to stay nearby
Premier Inn Liskeard   4.53 miles (7.29 km)
Liskeard Premier Inn, A38, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3FG, England, UK.
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The Premier Inn Liskeard is part of the Premier Inn group.

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St Mellion International Resort   8.53 miles (13.72 km)
PL12 6SD
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St Mellion International Resort

Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant   11.26 miles (18.12 km)
Polperro Rd PL13 2JS
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Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant

Premier Inn Bodmin   11.28 miles (18.15 km)
Bodmin Premier Inn, Launceston Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2AR, England, UK.
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The Premier Inn Bodmin is part of the Premier Inn group.

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Hannafore Point Hotel   11.49 miles (18.49 km)
Marine Dr, West Looe PL13 2DG
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Hannafore Point Hotel

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