Originally five metres high and weighing some 16.75 tonnes, St Breock Downs Monolith is Cornwall's largest and heaviest prehistoric monolith. It stands on the summit of St Breock Downs, offering wonderful views.
Managed by the Cornwall Heritage Trust.
Read more about the history of the monolith.
Before You Go
Parking: There is a layby a short walk away from the path that leads to the monument.
How to Find It: From Burlawn, head two miles south west on the road to Rosenannon and look for the finger post.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Plan a Great Day Out
In nearby Wadebridge you'll find a range of shops, food outlets and facilities. Further up the coast visit the spectacular ruins of Tintagel Castle. The stunning Beach Café offers a range of delicious Cornish treats, and the exhibition offers insight into the castle's links to the legend of King Arthur.
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