Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Much, much older than the building in my previous post (Oldberrow Church), Castlerigg stone circle dates somewhere between 3000 to 5000 years old, making it one of the oldest man-made structures I’ve visited. It sits in a magnificent setting, on a slight rise surrounded by Lake District Fells – Blencathra, Clough Head, Great Dodd, Bleaberry Fell, and High Rigg, to name but a few. Like Oldberrow Church, I think this also lends itself to black and white images.

This image was taken from inside the circle, capturing the ‘rectangular enclosure’ on the eastern rim of the circle. The dramatic western face of Clough Head is prominent in the background, with Great Dodd top right.

Wikipedia states the stones are of the local metamorphic slate, but I disagree – some of the stones are clearly bedded volcanic rocks. It just goes to show – you should not believe everything you read on the Internet. Apart from this blog, of course.

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