Caer Bran, Sunday, April 1st 2012

April 1st  2012The Summer 2012 season started on April 1st (no fooling!) with West Cornwall Dowsers at Caer Bran hill fort in West Penwith, where they were rewarded with an excellent day’s dowsing. Firstly, everyone found themselves standing on an energy line from the neighbouring hill of Chapel Carn Brea to Carn Brea hill near Redruth, dubbed with great creativity ‘The Carn Brea line’! This line had a very happy feel to it, and people seemed reluctant to move away [photo above].
Later the positions of the three ring cairns on the hill were dowsed, and at one of them (the western one) two energy lines were found to cross: one running in an east-west direction from St.Michael’s Mount to Chapel Carn Brea, and the other in a north-south direction from Carn Kenidjack (above Tregeseal circle) to the Merry Maidens stone circle above the Lamorna gap, all these sites very visible on this clear day.
The other finds of great interest there were two fallen stones, which dowsed as being prehistoric, on the south side of the enclosure. One was a toppled 8ft standing stone at SW4075 2899, and the other the possible capstone of a Quoit at SW4075 2898, with some other remains of the structure nearby [photo left]. There were no other stones lying about in the vicinity, adding weight to this interpretation, which if verified would be a major find.