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Castle Stead



Not readily identifiable as a hill fort, although it's clearly marked as such on many maps. The summit of the fort is slightly scooped and there's a trig point situated up there. Apparently there are small holes in the lime stone at the foot of the earthworks each side of the summit, allegedly to collect rainwater, although these weren't visible at my last visit. It's clear to see why this would have been chosen as the site for a fort. You get good clear views in all directions, with a good water supply about four hundred yards down in the valley. Posted by matthewpemmott
15th January 2007ce

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