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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 4 weeks ago
DtheBamboo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
better than Stonehenge

It takes about a 20 minute pleasant walk from where we parked, but well worth it. Lots of sheep and... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
bradziker1
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The title comes from stone circle author, Aubrey Burl, and he is right. Swinside is remote, and requires an effort to get there, but it is beautiful, almost complete and totally atmospheric. I have been there many times, this time for astro-photography, and I have...More

1  Thank 186565David_W
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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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