Nine Maidens Stone Circle - Belstone
Nine Maidens Stone Circle - Belstone

This stone circle dates from the Bronze age and surrounds a burial mound.
A little ring cairn of about 16 upright stones, standing up to 0.7m high, surrounding a slightly raised 7m diameter internal area .
Myth suggests that 'The Nine Maidens' are women who had not obeyed the Sabbath day and danced on the moor on a Sunday.
Situated on a west facing slope overlooking the East Okement River Valley.
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Location - On the edge of northern Dartmoor , above Belstone (south east of Okehampton).
Route - from Belstone Village Car park / take the road to the moorland gate on watchet hill (some car parking here) / path to the south west leads to the monument.

Ref: 6958

Date: 08/04/2019

Location: SX 6124 9284

Nine Maidens Stone Circle - Belstone

This stone circle dates from the Bronze age and surrounds a burial mound.
A little ring cairn of about 16 upright stones, standing up to 0.7m high, surrounding a slightly raised 7m diameter internal area .
Myth suggests that 'The Nine Maidens' are women who had not obeyed the Sabbath day and danced on the moor on a Sunday.
Situated on a west facing slope overlooking the East Okement River Valley.
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Location - On the edge of northern Dartmoor , above Belstone (south east of Okehampton).
Route - from Belstone Village Car park / take the road to the moorland gate on watchet hill (some car parking here) / path to the south west leads to the monument.

Ref: 6958

Date: 08/04/2019

Location: SX 6124 9284