Had a great visit to Fowberry Mains and Weetwood Moor today – still learning to read maps and Stan Beckensall’s directions. It was a rather gloomy day but I found the Fowberry Mains motifs easily.
I took photos of all the main ones on the outcrop edge – which has been extensively quarried. Then I wandered uphill about 30 metres and found an earthfast rock with 8 cups on it. The rock is about 0.75 of a metre in length and the cups are very well defined – about 2 inches across and fairly deep. Six of them are in a dead straight line – and the fourth prominent one from the top has the remains of a circle around it – just visible in this shot. I will go back on a sunnier day and get a better shot. I can’t see this collection of cups on the BRAC gallery for Fowberry Mains and it doesn’t appear in Stan’s graphic record of the site. I apologise if this is just wishful thinking – but is this a new one?