The Pipers Standing Stones

The NE Piper is Cornwall’s tallest standing stone at 4.6 m (15ft), and the SW Piper is the second tallest at 4.1 m (131⁄2ft). Standing stones (of which there are over 50 in West Penwith) date from the Bronze Age and were probably contemporaneous with the Merry Maidens stone circle, and also connected to it in some way, perhaps marking a ceremonial path to the circle.

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Ordnance Survey Grid Reference

SW 4354 2482


In adjoining fields to the north
of B3315 road, on opposite side of road from the Merry


No public right of way – ask for permission at
Boleigh Farm nearby.