Responsible Megalithic Webmasters
We, as webmasters of sites dealing with megalithic
remains in the British Isles and northern Europe, would be
saddened if the coverage given to megaliths on our pages led
to their alteration, damage or destruction. We therefore
suggest to the readers of our pages the following
guidelines, to be observed when visiting any of these
Get permission to visit monuments on private land.
Permission is usually granted if asked for, but repeated
trespass could lead to access being denied to all of us, and
prosecution of the trespasser.
Treat the countryside around the monument with care.
Irresponsible behaviour on either public or private land
could lead to access restrictions, or complete denial of
access to the monument such as is the case at Stonehenge
No valuable objects are likely to exist at, in or under
the monuments. Do not dig or disturb the site in any way.
Any discovery made at a monument should be reported to
the local museum. Every clue that aids in the understanding
of these places can then be shared by all who wish to know.
Use the monument in whatever way you choose, for
or, religious practices
but do not move, mark or alter the monument in any way,
even temporarily. This specifically includes moving or
re-arranging stones, digging in or around the site, use of
metal detectors, burning candles on the stones or daubing
stones with paint.
Much damage is done accidentally by people who mean no
harm. Think twice, and don't do anything which would cause
degradation to the monument such as climbing on it or
lighting fires nearby.
Through adherence to these simple guidelines we hope that
the stones which have survived the countless centuries to
remain to us now, will not fall victim to the generations of
the 21st century. We who are the most knowledgeable and
capable of people are thereby mandated to be the most
Signed: Ancient Stones
Descartes - Archaeologia.
Chris Lees -
McIvor - Derbyshire