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Neolithic Thrill

This marvelous neolithic stone circle lies in a field on moorland near the Duddon Valley To reach... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Maggie L
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Callao, Virginia
Easily The Match of Castlerigg

I have been to this wonderful site several times. What I like to do is to turn off the main road... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
DtheBamboo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

This marvelous neolithic stone circle lies in a field on moorland near the Duddon Valley To reach it you take a minor road off the A595, signed Broadgate, about 2 miles from the Duddon Bridge. The track to Swinside is private, so you have to...More

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I have been to this wonderful site several times. What I like to do is to turn off the main road towards the circle, but instead of taking the left fork up the farm track, I carry on driving up the hill until I get...More

Thank DtheBamboo
Reviewed 16 June 2018

It takes about a 20 minute pleasant walk from where we parked, but well worth it. Lots of sheep and cows all around – so watch where you put your feet. The stones were awesome and we had the place to ourselves. It is much...More

Thank bradziker1
Reviewed 24 May 2018

It took a while to find the place notwithstanding the sat/nav. Thankfully I found people in small villages who could help with directions. It was a half hour walk from where I'd left the car and the scenic views were literally awesome. Whereas the Nine...More

Thank D199CYdavid
Reviewed 12 April 2018

what a fantastic relic in beautiful surroundings; much prettier than similar offerings down south that now has a major A road rumbling right passed it!

Thank Gareth N
Reviewed 10 April 2018

A very wet trek, but worth seeing the stone circle. Amazing scenery very peaceful. Despite the rain we enjoyed the experience.

Thank Nita R
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We walked to the stone circle from Baystone Bank Campsite. A great walk, which took a couple of hours. Although the ground was quite marshy underfoot. Lovely views and didn’t see another soul during the whole walk. There is permissive access, so we were able...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Yes, these are standing stones... nice stop on a walk up and around black beck and this lovely valley in the south lakes.

Thank John F
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were in the lake district and it was a bank holiday, packed with people. So we came here It was a really neat and in the time we were there we only saw 2 other couples, a mail truck and a lot of sheep...More

Thank allgoodnamesgone
Reviewed 6 July 2017

If you've only got a road map, the stone circle is there, but it's not clear where it is exactly. It's a sense of triumph when you work out where it's hidden away, and hike up the path to find it. I'd never heard of...More

Thank mindilou
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Matt B
24 July 2017|
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Response from 49phila |
Hi Matt. It is on private land. In the olden days trespassers were shot but nowadays they are just chased vigorously with a pitch fork. Thanks Philip
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