i don't really know that much about them but i am fascinated by them, so we've got a couple of good books to swot up on and we're starting to discover all of the ones close by.
the first one we were looking for was actually marked from the road with a sign, so we knew we were heading in the right direction as we climbed the hill up to the field, even though we couldn't see it.
the conversation went something like this:
m: can you see the stone circle yet?
t: maybe we're walking in the wrong direction?
m: let's just get over the brow of this hill and we might get a better look around.
t: oh! there's a herd of cows.
m: don't worry, they won't bother us if we don't bother them.
t: yeeeeeessss ...
m: do you see where the cows are standing?
t: yeeeeeessss ... oh
apparently cows appreciate stone circles too!
they really are quite beautiful creatures but i prefer to appreciate them from a slightly greater distance. m did manage to shoo them off briefly so we could have a very quick look but they did seem very interested in us and what we doing at their stones!