17 October 2005
L O peeps, Here are the 2 possible, but unlikely carvings I mentioned earlier. These markings sit on 2 fairly large stones a matter of feet apart, just south of Slipstone Crags near Colsterdale, N Yorks. When I first spotted these grooves, I immediately thought ‘natural’ & just walked away. On my way back to the car, I decided to have another skeg at them & the more I looked, the more I questioned my initial judgement. I did this for a number of reasons; i. can nature cause grooves to run square & at right-angles, ii. 1 of the features looked almost rectangular. iii theres a scheduled carving 700meters SE, which forms a grid pattern, so local folks were carving motifs with right angles in, in antiquity. I’d still put my dosh on them not being carvings, but your views would be most welcome.