Prehistoric Sites of Bodmin Moor
The highest concentration of prehistoric sites is found in the southern moor. Near the small village of Minions, about 2 miles east of Siblyback Lake, the curious triple stone circles known as The Hurlers are said to be the remains of men turned to stone for daring to play the Cornish sport of hurling on a Sunday. Nearby is the Cheesewring, a weird stack of granite stones that's said to be the work of local giants, but is actually the result of natural erosion. Three miles south near Darite is Trethevy Quoit – sometimes known as King Arthur's Quoit or the Giant's House – another example of Cornwall's distinctive Neolithic burial chambers, standing almost 4.5m high.
But the most impressive monument is the structure known as King Arthur's Hall, a huge rectangle of standing stones measuring 20m across and 50m long. It's an archaeological conundrum; nothing of its size exists anywhere else in Cornwall, and so far experts are stumped as to what it was used for. The current explanation is that it may have been a ceremonial pool, but it's really anyone's guess. It's reached via a muddy trail from St Breward.