This is a good shot capturing the whole circle. The tallest stone must be about 1.4 metres high. Many photographs (without the aid of a person to judge against give the impression that this circle is built of very small stones, but they are quite bulbous and substantial in the flesh (if that is the right word).

Blakeley Raise stone circle.

As I was there the sun was getting low. Here is a picture of the sunset (taken on the Vernal Equinox) setting to the west, with Scree hill (though it is just marked as a scree on the OS map) just in shot to the left. At the equinoxes, the position the sun sets on the horizon each evening is changing at its fastest rate, so even one evening makes a substantial difference to its position. This picture is not implying any alignment - I just thought it looked nice. For lots of good information on Archaeoastronomy (the study of how ancient peoples studied the heavens) take a look at Robert Pollock's site.

Vernal equinox sunset at Blakeley Raise

E-mail me with trivia on any other Cumbrian stone circles. Pictures of less well known ones would be particularly appreciated.