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Blakely Raise/Kinniside Stone Circle Castlerigg Stone Circle Druids Circle Googleby Stone
Gunnerkeld Stone Circle Kemp Howe Stone Circle King Arthur's Round Table The Langdale Boulders
Little Meg Long Meg and her Daughters Mayburgh Henge Moor Divock Stone Circles
Swinside Stone Circle

Casterton Stone Circle

OS Grid ref:-SD 640 799

Casterton stone circle consists of 19 standing stones, none of which are over two feet high. The stones form a circle of around 62 feet in diameter, positioned on an irregular earthwork mound. A circular feature in the bank may be a cairn. The circle originates from the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age (2000-600 BC).Over 1,800 artefacts have been found at the site , which include drinking vessels, flint arrowheads and a bronze spearhead. The site lies about six miles east of the M6 motorway, near the town of Kirkby Lonsdale, near Lancashire the Cumbria border.

Dunmallard Hill Iron Age Fort

OS Grid ref:- NY 468 246

Remains of Iron Age Fort, near Pooley Bridge, Ullswater. Dunmallard Hill which name means 'The Hill of Slaughter' has a deep ditch and ramparts. The small fort covers about 1.5 acres and contains the remains of dwellings.The fort is quite small, parhaps 1.5 acres in internal area. Within the defences there are traces of low wide ditches, dwellings and other related structures. The height of the rampart is variable, in some places rising 10m above the base of the ditch, while in others it is almost none existent.

Gamelands Stone Circle

OS Grid ref:- - NY 640082

Gamelands Stone Circle, which lies in the shadows of Knott Scar, stands about a mile east of the Cumbrian village of Orton. The circle is oval in shape and has a circumference of around a hundred yards. Although one of the largest in Cumbria, all of its stones have fallen , and none stand higher than a yard. An ancient human skeleton was once uncovered at the circle.

Oddendale Stone Circle

OS Grid ref:- NY 593 129

Oddendale Stone Circle, about half a mile from the village of Oddendale, near Shap, is situated on a plain of rather bleak moorland. It is a double circle or circle cairn. The outer circle consits of 34 low lying stones and at its widest section, measures around 30m. A central ring of stones is now all that is remaining of a central burial mound which once existed on the site. The central stones would have flanked the mound. Evidence of human cremations have been found on the site.

The Thunder Stone

OS Grid ref:- NY496216

Prehistoric standing stone, a large Shap granite boulder, situated in a field by a farm, near to Shap Abbey.

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