Rooted in the Land- Triumph and disappointment

Take a walk with Sue Vincent I the hunt for mythical creatures and special carved stones.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

SE Ilkley 2015 saturday (112)Panorama Wood lies alongside Heber’s Ghyll and I recall from my childhood hunting there for carved stones with my grandfather. It was a magical place for a child… a perfect place to walk with a consummate storyteller who could people the landscape with fairies, boggarts, barguests and the occasional griffin. We, however, were looking for stones.

SE Ilkley 2015 saturday (117)Stones we found… great boulders and strange, angular creatures. We didn’t find carvings. Perhaps they were higher up? One of our companions got out the pendulum to try and track them down. She was led higher and higher up the steep, difficult slope, but we knew it would be too much for her. One by one, we followed, some simply climbing up the hard way, choosing to tackle the sheer and rocky path head on, others meandering behind. It was a steep climb, and there were more stones. If they had carvings on them…

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3 responses to “Rooted in the Land- Triumph and disappointment

  1. Thank you for sharing the walk, 🙂

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