This beautiful and extremely famous stone circle is located between Carn Euny and St Buryan. It comprises 19 upright stones that form an oval-shaped ring surrounding a tall (2.4m) leaning menhir.
This intriguing centre stone leans acutely to the NE and is positioned just south of centre.
It is thought to predate the ring of stones and be angled intentionally, it also faces in the direction of the midsummer solstice sunrise, towards an outlying standing stone. The rising sun in midsummer also lights up a carving of what resembles two axe heads that are engraved near its base.
There is a gap on the western side of the circle which may have been its original entrance, or is possibly the result of some missing stones and included within the 19 stones that make up the circle is one unique stone of white quartz (quartzite), situated at the circles SW side.
DIAMETER: 24.9m by 21.9m wide
HEIGHT OF STONES: 0.9m - 1.3m
CENTRE STONE HEIGHT: 2.4m