Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of The Hideaway
Demesne, Bewcastle, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 6PX, Tel: 01697 748627, www.bewcastle.com
Castle open to public at all times. Church open to public dawn to dusk. Bewcastle Cross Shaft Anglo Saxon 7thC, beside church. Dates from 1361, east wall 12thC.
Birkrigg, Urswick, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0PG
Double Circle of stones surrounding cremations in urns (removed). 'Platform' cairn, small barrows, Romano-British farmsteads.
Duddon Bridge, Nr Broughton in Furness, Millom, Cumbria
Originally know as Sunkenkirk, consists of 50 stones at the foot of Black Combe. Access is via a long farm track from a minor road branching off the A595. Well worth the walk!
Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2NW
This area is rich in prehistoric remains including a standing stone, stone circle and cairns. Moor Divock is 300 metres above sea level, forming part of Askham Fell, to the East of Ullswater.
A wild, exposed coastal reserve with thousands of breeding seabirds, wintering birds, grey seals and coastal Flora. Four miles of trail and 8 hides give amazing views of Morecambe Bay.
Dean Moor, Nr Gilgarren, Workington, Cumbria
Stone circle is now incomplete and has a modern wall cutting through it, incorporating one stone. Eleven others survive, some only a few inches high.
Casterton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2LF
Circle has a diameter of 60' and stands on a flattened mound or platform. There are 20 uprights, none more than 2' high and suggesting perhaps the kerb of a destroyed cairn.
Boot, Eskdale, Cumbria
Several stone circles and many small cairns are visible on the moor. The circles are distinguished by the occurance within them of small cairns. Construction date is thought to be around 2000BC.
Ainstable, Penrith, Cumbria
Three stone circles and two smaller settings of boulders 12' across. Inside one of the circles was a series of cremations, one in a collared urn.
Lacra, Nr Kirksanton, Millom, Cumbria
Remnants of five stone circles and two possible stone avenues, circles range from 14' to 60', one of them having contained a cremation.
Eva Plain, Nr Smetmurphy Common, Embleton, Cockermouth
The 15 stones, of which the tallest is just under one metre, form an almost perfect circle some 40 metres in diameter. Only 15 stones of the original 30 remain.
Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3QG
Today, the principal feature is the Goggleby Stone, a 12 ton monolith, which was re-erected in 1975 after it had fallen - some 3500 years after first being set on end.
Little Salkeld, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10, www.visitcumbria.com/pen/longmeg.htm
Second largest circle in England - 360' diameter. Long Meg is an outlying stone and is decorated with concentric circle - late Neolithic or early Bronze Age (c2000 or earlier).
Bland Ho, Orton, Penrith, Cumbria
One mile east of Orton is the ancient Gamelands stone circle. One of the largest in Cumbria, all of its stones have fallen over so none are higher than one yard but they are 100 yards in circumference.
Sides Farm, Gosforth, Nr Seascale, Cumbria
Three circles and nine small cairns. The south circle is 104' across, the north-west is 72' with a low central cairn. The third is immediately north of the second, it is 24' across and also encloses a small cairn.
Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1QL
The present circle of 10 standing stones, 80' diameter, was restored in 1949. The stone circle is on private land belonging to Seascale How Farm, but can be seen from a nearby footpath.
Cliburn, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2DW
Circle is 37' across, seven stones and the retaining kerb of a destroyed cairn. Nineteenth-century excavations produced a cremation.
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