The Bullstones, Cheshire

These well positioned stones on the edge of Macclesfield offer superb views of the hills of Shuttlingsloe and Shining Tor, as well as the Staffordshire Roaches. Apparently a bronze age burial site, a central monolith is encircled by a number of smaller stones.

This film footage was taken around the summer solstice, giving a well positioned sunset looking towards the Cheshire plain. On close inspection, the gritstone here is especially silver in colour and speckled in yellow lichen.

Rocks are old, stubborn souls; they were here before we came, and they will be here when we are gone. They have all the time there is, and will not be hurried.

Alan Garner – The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (1960)