Castlerigg stone circle (map reference NY 291236) is one of the best known circles in the Lake District (if not the country). Burl speculates it may be one of the oldest stone circles still surviving. It stands on a shelf of high ground surrounded by a jagged horizon of higher Lake District peaks. The setting is nothing short of spectacular, I'm afraid my photos do not really capture that, but something of the angry skies and brooding mountains can be seen.

The stones of Castlerigg against the Cumbrian Mountains.

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