Duddo Stones by John Barnes

Duddo Stones

The standing stones at Duddo are North Northumberland’s equivalent to Stonehenge and dated at 4200 years old. Although there are five stones it appears that there were originally seven as gaps in the circle show. The stones have been open to the elements throughout this time and have marks which could be natural or ancient cup and ring indentations, as the surrounding countryside is famous for these historic marks.
It is believed that the wild Northumbrian wind passing over the grooves and fissures produces a resonance giving it the local name of the ‘Singing Stones’. The stones are located for perfect viewing of the sweep of the Cheviot hills to the Bronze Age fortress of Yeavering Bell. The low brooding Cheviot hills and monolithic stones quickly transport the traveller back to a bygone time that shouldn’t be forgotten.