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Out and About

Cosdon Cairn - A Tomb with a View

Dartmoor's cairns may be the closest thing Devon has to the pyramids and while they're not as grand in terms of scale they at least come with great views. This is certainly true of the larger cairn on Cosdon hill, which according to one version of the Grey Wethers legend belongs to a prehistoric Belus-worshipper named Zorac. I hiked up there recently to pad out a trip to the Finch Foundry in Sticklepath.



In the legend Zorac's shears are stolen by a latter-day peasant to perform a ritual that will supposedly turn sheep fleece into gold (spoiler alert: it ended badly for tor-bound tomb raider).

It's always fun to check out the sites of Dartmoor legends and for me the slightly eerie atmosphere manifested itself in some black and white wide-angle photography. Even if you're not into moorland mumbo jumbo it's still worth the trip for the view and the stones over Zorac's bones make a great picnic spot.


Cosdon Hill Grid Reference:  SX636915 


Mark is a freelancer who specialises in creative copywriting and content creation. Starting out as a freelance blogger he's experienced at putting his copywriting skills to work on a variety of subjects and can easily turn his hand to different styles. In his years as a freelance writer he's always brought a creative edge to everything he's written. 

In addition to being a freelance copywriter and a hard-working wordsmith Mark has also forged other forms of content for the web and print working as a photographer, video editor and a general content creator on a freelance basis. 

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Based in Devon Mark lives within questing distance of the UK's Middle Earth aka Dartmoor. He likes his detectives hard-boiled, his eggs runny, and his time travel non-paradoxical.

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