Sunday 18 February 2024

The B Team's Nine Stone Close Stone Circle Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Furbulous Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to bip to the wilds of Derbyshire in the Time Travelling Telephone Box and visit the Nine Stone Close Stone Circle. 

The B Team's Nine Stone Close - The Grey Ladies Stone Circle Selfie 

The B Team's Nine Stone Close - The Grey Ladies Stone Circle Selfie ©BionicBasil® Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

What a place to visit, it was meautifully breathtaking!  Melvyn set the camera on a timer, but didn't manage to get up on top of the stone with Fudge in time! 

Next time, he'll have to set a longer timer! MOL

Mew know how much we love ancient standing stones and stone circles, see our previous trips to:

Greetings to all the history aficionados and travel enthusiasts out there!

This week we had the purrleasure of visiting the Nine Stone Close, or The Grey Ladies, which is a Neolithic/Bronze Age stone circle situated in the western part of Stanton Moor in Derbyshire. This ancient site is a treasure trove of history and is a must-visit for anypawdy who wants to delve deeper into the marvels of the past. The Nine Stone Close is believed to have been constructed between 2000-1600 BC, during the Bronze Age period. The original site consisted of nine standing stones arranged in an oval shape, though only four of those still standing today. The tallest stone stands at approximately 2.2 metres and the other three down to 1.90 metres, with a diameter of roughly 13 -14 metres, and although the stones have suffered erosion and damage over time, the site still carries an air of mystery and wonder that transports you back in time. One of the most remarkable features of the Nine Stone Close is its picturesque location. The site is surrounded by stunning rolling hills and lush woodlands, creating a tranquil and serene environment that is perfect for peaceful contemplation. The surrounding scenery is breathtaking and adds to the overall meauty and charm of the place. If mew're in the area, there are several other points of interest that are worth exploring. The Stanton Moor, located nearby, is an excellent location for a hike or a bit of ramble, and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. There is also the famous Arbor Low stone circle, which is not too far away and is another fascinating historic site to explore.
Plus there are rumours of strange lights being seen in a nearby wood in the early 19th century, and other tales of it being a portal to a land of fairy folk. (We said we thought they were all portals! MOL)
We would highly recommend a visit to the Nine Stone Close if mew're interested in history or just want to experience the majesty of ancient stone circles. The combination of its historical significance and stunning setting makes it a truly unforgettable destination that will leave mew with memories to cherish for a lifetime.



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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

The B Team's Nine Stone Close - The Grey Ladies Stone Circle Selfie ©BionicBasil® Caturday Art Blog Hop

The effect was created with Befunky - AI Enhancer, Oil Painting DLX + changes to exposure, highlights and contrast. Plus, a square vignette was applied to the surround.

We also turned the original picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 8 mins 48 secs. 

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Anyhoo it's time for us to go and snoopervise some gardening jobs, as the P.A. and Cat Dad are trimming a few shrubs this morning. Then Smooch will be snoopervising lunch and he's already camped out next the oven, ready for it to turn on! MOL

Do drop by tomorrow as we're back with our usual Cats Have Purroblems Too segment, come and read this weeks despurrate dilemma from a house panther called Squeaky, who doesn't like his pawrents.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...

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  1. That place looks amazing, mew guys! What an epic selfie and artwork!

  2. That is another great stone circle, and the art is lovely.

  3. Wow, the UK has so many stone circles! Maybe they are ALL portals! Just imagine!

  4. Hooray for those wonderful stoned selfies gang. Such an interesting place!

  5. We've been to Arbor Low and can vouch that it is a delightful neck of the woods. The rest of the body is nice too, MOL. Lots of mystery and good vibes in there.

  6. How I would love love love to visit all of the stone circles! At our house, we are all fascinated with them.

  7. Wow, interesting stones and nice view, especially with the B Team there! Love the art version too!

  8. I wonder how many stone circles there are in the world. You should write a book about them. Nice selfie and cool art. Thanks for the puzzle. XO

  9. You have some cool anciet places. The oldest place around here is the Arby's off the Interstate.

  10. Fascinating as always. These places are always beautiful.

  11. Wow! You are adventurous. Thanks for the wonderful post.

  12. I absolutely had NO idea there were that many stomne circles in the UK!! Amazing!

  13. Another epic stone circle adventure we do love Fudge made it too the very top hopefully next time Melvyn xx🙀😸

  14. Wow another epic great stone adventure we love Fudge made it to the top hopefully next time Melvyn xx 🙀😸


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