stone circle is a real gem. Far too impressive to appear on these pages
really. After all I am trying to collate all the hard done by, unknown,
shabby and neglected ancient monuments here, and Swinside is none of
The close set stones are all still erect, in quite a large circle. Standing
in an open field there is no heather or bracken growth to obscure them.
With the glorious rolling hills surrounding the site like the rim of a great
bowl, Swinside was pleasant to visit, in the midst of a day spent
trying to work out if we were really at the correct map reference,
looking for vanished traces of its fellow-monuments.
We stopped by the farm and the owner was quite happy for us to go into
the field for a closer look.