Dating to the early Bronze Age (ca.1500 B.C.), the Hurlers lie in a remarkable ceremonial landscape of stone circles, stone rows, standing stones, cists, and cairns. This unusual site consists of three large aligned stone circles, running from north-northeast to south-southwest.
The southern circle is the smallest at 108 feet across, and it has only nine stones left. The largest is the central circlewith a diameter of 137 x 132 feet. It has 14 stones. The northern circle is 113 feet across and consists of 15 stones in all, four of which have fallen.
Near to the Hurlers are two outlying stones, The Pipers, standing close together west of the stone circles.
About The Hurlers Stone Circles
Cornwall's Archaeological Heritage: The Hurlers Stone Circles
Journey to The Hurlers Stone Circles
The Hurlers Stone Circles are located on the south-facing slope of Minions Moor in the eastern part of Cornwall in southwest England. They can be reached by level paths from car parks located on the north and south sides of Minions village.
Megalithic Portal: The Hurlers Stone Circles
Megalithics: The Hurlers
Stone Pages: The Hurlers
Modern Antiquarian: The Hurlers
Pastscape: The Hurlers, Cornwall
Wikipedia: The Hurlers (Stone Circles)
Wikipedia: Stone Circle
Ordnance Survey Map (SX2598971211)
Visitors information for The Hurlers Stone Circles may be found at the Megalithic Walks website. General Cornwall tourist information may be found at the Visit Cornwall website.
Additional Photos of The Hurlers Stone Circles
Road Sign for The Hurlers
Descriptive Sign at Parking Lot for The Hurlers
Location of the Three Hurlers Stone Circles
View of The Hurlers from the South
View of The Hurlers from the Southern Circle
Part of the Central Circle of The Hurlers
The Northern Circle of The Hurlers
Largest Stone in the Northern Circle of The Hurlers