West Kennett Long Barrow

(img.ca1) View looking east. Clough Head Hill in the distance

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of the earliest and largest stone circles in Great Britain and Europe. It is said to have been built 4,500 years ago, by the prehistoric farming community. In 1913 it was given to The National trust for protection.

A single standing stone, approximately three feet high can be found at the edge of the field by a stile to the south-west of the circle (img.ca5). There is no evidence the stone belongs to the circle. History only tells us that in the early 20th century, a farmer found it just below the surface. He then dug up the stone and erected it.


(img.ca2) View looking north. Tourists enjoying the ambience

(img.ca3) View of the Sanctuary looking east. Clough Head Hill in the distance.

(img.ca4) View looking north. The entrance aproaching from the lane. Lonscale Fell in the distance

(img.ca5) View looking west. The Standing Stone next to the stile

How To Get There


Address: Castle Lane, Eleven Trees, Underskiddaw, near Allerdale, Cumbria, North West England, CA12 4RN 

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Coordinates: Latitude: 546307  - Longitude: -3.0981


UK Grid Reference Finder

Grid Reference: NY 29143 23630

Coordinates: X (Easting): 329143 - Y (Northing): 523630

Latitude: 54.602851 - Longitude -3.0983879

(img.ca6) Map Location

Derived from information compiled by and/or copyright of the following websites;

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlerigg_stone_circle

The Modern Antiquarian - https://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/15317/castlerigg.html

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