History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
At that time the capstone was rotated, and the uprights altered to support it. In the process the quoit was lowered considerably. A commentator writing in the late 18th century claimed that at that time a horse and rider could pass comfortably beneath it!
Parking is a bit of an issue; the narrow country lane that passes Lanyon Quoit was simply not made for parking. There are a couple of small passing place lay-bys on the north side of the road (heading east), but neither is signposted. There is a small, rather invisible signpost by the hedge that screens the quoit from traffic along the lane, but it is very easy to miss it completely. This is one of those historic sites that may require several trips back and forth - first to figure out exactly where it is, then to find a good layby to pull into. My best estimate at the location along the lane where you can find a layby to park is Grid reference SW429336. Good luck!
I would be remiss not mention footwear. The quoit is in a farm field. Lest that not be graphic enough to sink in, let me put it another way; lots of animals use the field, and leave evidence of their passing behind. Wear good footwear and watch your step; you have been warned!
Not only do cattle use the field for grazing; if the weather is hot they find the quoit an ideal shelter from the sun, so you may find a small herd of cows seeking shade under the stones, and from my experience, they aren't really keen to move off. They aren't dangerous, but its a good idea to keep dogs on a lead, or better yet, leave them in the car.
About Lanyon Quoit
Address: Madron, Cornwall, England
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Off a minor road 2 miles NW of Madron
OS: SW430 337
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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