Stone stack­ers warned to avoid his­toric sites

The Guardian - - NATIONAL - Steve Mor­ris

The pub­lic body re­spon­si­ble for look­ing af­ter some of Eng­land’s most his­toric places has is­sued a stern warn­ing to peo­ple who in­dulge the art of stone stack­ing in pro­tected spots.

His­toric Eng­land said that in some cir­cum­stances peo­ple who bal­ance or stack stones may be break­ing the law and could even face jail.

Stack­ing or bal­anc­ing stones is a pleas­ing pas­time for some lovers of the out­doors and a pre­car­i­ous nat­u­ral sculp­ture is a fa­mil­iar sight on moun­tain, river­side and beach. But His­toric Eng­land said spots clas­si­fied as an­cient mon­u­ments should not be tam­pered with. The warn­ing fol­lowed con­cern that stone stack­ing was putting the ne­olithic site Stowe’s Pound in Corn­wall at risk.

The Caradon Ar­chae­ol­ogy group posted images of stone stacks on Face­book and called for the reg­is­tra­tion plates of any­one seen pil­ing stones to be taken and re­ported.

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