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The Cockpit

Stone Circle


For ages I'd known of this circle but because of its location on the saddle between two bigger hills
i'd put it off, till now, I wish I had gone sooner it wasnt as far as I'd thought and the other stones on
the way keeps one occupied (like we need it up here).
The stones are sparce to say the least round the northern edge but much better the rest of the way
round, at times it seems like a double circle with the stones of the rings really close but are probably
just larger stones from the embanking. The western arc are covered with that lovely thick grass ive
come to know as "Goddam awful stuff" , from here we can see White Raise cairn back up the hill and
down by Ullswater Dunmallard hill settlement, of which I know nothing.
Buckets of thanks for Dave who not only accompanies me on these sometimes foolhardy trips, but also
carried the ladders all the way and stood underneath them holding me up just that little bit higher.
postman Posted by postman
20th January 2009ce

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