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Worsthorne Hill

Stone Circle


I first visited this site in February of this year, but heard about more circles within a few hundred yards of this so decided to come back but the grass was so much longer this time.

There are apparently three circles in this area and all of them very hard to find. I did find one though and I believe this to be the remains of Worsthorne Hill Stone Circle. There is another stone circle on the O.S. map (apparently next to it) that I could not find, although there was a fenced off area circular in shape and mowed in the first field to the left of the footpath (any ideas guys?).

Crossing into the 2nd field looked more promising a series of banks and ditches appeared although on further inspection this turned out to be the remains of an old rubbish tip, complete with two ruined tractors (lovely!). Worsthorne Stone Circle is in this field, but it's hard to see when the grass is long because the stones are very low.

Anyway I've posted photos of the circular enclosure and the remains of Worsthorne take a look and see what you think.

Taking the road east through the village of Worsthome (TIP: if you go to the first pub on your right don't make a comment to the barmaid about how quiet the pub is!). The church is on your left hand side of the road. Take the left turn just before the church and follow the road down (it turns into a track). Go down the track a little, brown edge farm is on your right here. Park just after the farm. There is a gate with a stile next to it on your left - this is the first field with the circular ring in it. As I mentioned, this could be nothing, but it's a good indication that your in the right field. Follow the path into the next field and there's a blue ruined tractor/roller by the side of the path and also a ruined beige coloured one. Make a line from the blue to the beige tractor and keep going. In the field and you will see the remains of Worsthorne Stone Circle. Happy hunting!
treehugger-uk Posted by treehugger-uk
17th September 2003ce
Edited 17th September 2003ce

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