The Trippet stones
OS grid ref:- SX 131750
The monument, which dates from the Bronze Age, consists of a partially complete stone circle measuring around 33 metres in diameter. It retains 8 of its probable original number of 12 dressed stones remaining, some are standing, some fallen. It has been suggested there may have been as many as twenty-six stones. They range in height from between 1.2m (4 feet) and 1.6m (5 feet 2 inches), and are evenly spaced.
A standing stone near the centre is a modern boundary marker, probably dating from the nineteenth century.
The site was first recorded in the mid nineteenth century by John Thomas Blight, along with the Stripple Stones, which stand about a mile away.
The name Trippet appears to be a folklore allusion to dancing, once deemed punishable by an angry God. As with the Merry Maidens stone circle, which local legend states that the stones are the forms of a group of nineteen maidens who danced on the Sabbath and were turned to stone for their transgressions!
The Trippet Stones are situated just off the A30, turn first right, after passing the Jamaica Inn. The stones are on the road towards St Breward, not far beyond the Inn, poceed to a crossroads which is the first junction on the road and turn right to Hawks Tor Farm, the stones are to the left of the road, around halfway between the junction and the farm.