Travel a few miles NW from the village of Madron, and just a few meters from the roadside, you will find one of Cornwall's most iconic megaliths. This epic dolmen/quoit comprises three large stone pillars that support a massive granite capstone.
Lanyon Quoit originally would have looked quite different than it does today. It is thought to have collapsed from a possible storm in 1815, and after
its re-assembly was noticeably much lower. According to Historian William Borlase it was once tall enough for a man on horseback to ride underneath.
CAPSTONE = 5.3m long by 2.7m wide / Weight: 13 - 15tons
Height of Quoit = 1.7m (approx)
NEAR BY STONES:
Men An Tol
| Men Scryfa
| Boskednan Stone Circle