• The two very large stones on very left of the photo remind one of the Cove at Avebury, at least from this angle. - Doc Rock

Castlerigg Stone Circle S05123

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Castlerigg Stone Circle has been called the most beautifully located stone circle in Britain, in a spectacular setting on a high moor above Keswick, with a 360° panorama of the fells and mountains of the Lake District. Dating from about 3000 BC, there is a small rectangle of stones within the circle, which is unusual in stone circles, also a small mound which suggests a burial place. Some suggest it could have been an astronomical observatory.

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I’m back! Two weeks in the Lake District, erratic weather - some days very dull and wet, a few hot and dry. Sadly the wettest day was the middle Saturday when ~esoteric~ came over to show me around the Northern fells. I did manage to get a few good but short walks in despite the medical problems with the legs and infected toe, and I managed to take over 3,700 photos - yes, that is a lot but I’ve already deleted a load and it’s down to just over 2,000 now. With any luck I may have sorted them all out by the time I go again next May.
a longish journal entry on my holiday

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  1. bluefam 69 months ago | reply

    wonderful.

  2. Grewy 69 months ago | reply

    nice picture

  3. AlexSerra 68 months ago | reply

    Nice shot!!

    Absolutely this photo is The best capture You are invited at:

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  4. maelstrom4ever 66 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot... an instant favourite. Visited the stone circle myself on 20th September... a beautiful and breathtaking place :)

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  5. Linden O Dhuthaich MhicAoidh 63 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cwmbru a Chymru, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. yolandamokgohloa 63 months ago | reply

    Beautiful & green too! How wonderful.

  7. the-gratefulthread.com 61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Heritage Key, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. Steve012345 - thanks for over 400,000 views 61 months ago | reply

    An excellent shot of Castlerigg. The clouds add a lot of atmoshere to the photo.

  9. krateboy 61 months ago | reply

    Super cool!

  10. victoria farrar 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called stones, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Victoria

  11. RealCumbria 56 months ago | reply

    Dear Ennor

    We would very much like to use this picture within the gallery of a new website that we are developing to showcase Cumbria. The website will generate significant traffic from within the county of Cumbria and beyond.

    Can we have your permission to use the picture and would you like a link back to your Flickr profile from the website?

    Regards - Debbie Bell

  12. zzpza 55 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called UK Hiking, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  13. zzpza 55 months ago | reply

    Thanks for adding to the group. Feel free to add any more hiking / walking photos! :)

  14. LP-Photomemories 49 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Everything Lake District, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. Billy The Barber 18 months ago | reply

    Get eventually ;o)) Love Stones ,Good to get in amougst them ,that's what there for ,Grounds your bodys ;o)) Big Love

  16. kathy koch 9 months ago | reply

    Wow ~ this is a *spectacular* photo. Gorgeous light and landscape.

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