Castlerigg Stone Circle

Another reblog of photos from my 2016 trip to the Lake District for anyone who hasn’t seen them before. This time, an ancient stone circle, dating from around 5,000 years ago. Please enlarge the photos from the original post, to get a better idea of the site.


All photos are large files and can be clicked on for detail.

After dropping off some of our gear following the walk back from Lodore, we got back in the car for the short drive to Castlerigg Stone Circle, just outside the town of Keswick. Ever since I first saw Stonehenge as a child, I have always been very interested in such things, whether in large numbers as at Avebury, or in their use as Dolmen burial chambers, good examples of which can be found in Wales.

As we approached the site on the small access road, we were confronted by a large tourist coach coming our way. There was no chance of passing whatsoever, so I had to make a somewhat difficult reverse back the way I had driven. This went on for a considerable time, until we reached a place where I could pull off the road. There…

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18 thoughts on “Castlerigg Stone Circle

    1. Thanks, Susanne. Yes, we have ‘really old’ stuff here! 🙂
      It was just that coach party behaiving like that. Once they left, it was fine.
      Best wishes, Pete.


    1. It is different to Stonehenge of course, but more accessible, and in a lovely scenic location. I was overwhelmed by just how old it was. 3,200 BC!
      Best wishes, Pete.


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