Isle of Albion
Last Update (12.02.2023): The image selection has been refreshed to include a selection from a later visit. I've also re-touched the original images to improve quality.
An easy to access Cornish stone circle.
First Photographed: Sunday 1st August 2004
Last Photographed: Thursday 21st July 2022
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The Trippet Stones is a stone circle 33 metres in diameter. Out of an estimated original 28 stones, 12 stones now survive. Of these, 8 remain standing. The stones are between 1.2 metres and 1.6 metres in height.

The Trippet Stones are very easy to find, planted in the middle of flat and wide-open moorland. And once you've found them, it's a real struggle to leave. With the sun baking down, a warm breeze blowing across the moor, and open views in every direction..... it's another location begging for a picnic, a good book and a bottle of wine. I imagine it's a very different story in the winter though.

Like many other stone circles, The Trippet Stones has a petrification legend connected to it, relating how local girls were turned to stone for dancing on the Sabbath.

Although much of the site is in a fairly ruinous state, the remaining stones are still quite striking and full of character. It's easy to imagine what a large and impressive circle this once was.