I took a trip, with my friends Emily and Martyn, to Scarth Wood Moor today to look at the Seven Stones. Unfortunately we all assumed that someone else would bring a map, which none of us did.
I tried and failed to convince Martyn that it is possible to navigate a moor using Rowan trees. Emily demonstrated her pareidolic skills, collected some bones and told us tales about hunting Warthogs.
The Seven Stones were discovered by Frank Elgee in the 1930s, The stones are the most visible part of a number of orthostat walls. The moor has been a busy place in the past, there are recent stone quarries, small enclosures and burial mounds. Flints have been found on the moor that are characteristic of the late Mesolithic. All of this within sight of a popular tourist spot for Teesside day trippers known locally as Sheepwash.