Leeds: Volunteers create their very own miniature Stonehenge

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Volunteers from Leeds took some tips from the past to create a stone circle featuring carvings of local wildlife.

Bosses at the Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Stourton are hoping the circle will now become a teaching space as well as a calm place for visitors to enjoy and reflect.

The stones were all manoeuvred into place using traditional techniques involving levers and rollers.

Project officer Toby Roberts said: “It was an interesting challenge to safely move such large stones using hand tools. It gives you a real insight into how some of these ancient monuments were constructed.”

The stone circle is part of A Walk on the Wild Side, a project organised by the Friends of Skelton Grange. The group received a grant of £26,446.75 this year from Groundwork UK and The Big Lottery fund’s Community Spaces programme, to develop a self-guided nature and discovery trail at Skelton Grange Environment Centre.

For more information, call the centre on 0113 243 0815.

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