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Moor Divock SE

Ring Cairn

<b>Moor Divock SE</b>Posted by IronManImage © IronMan
Also known as:
  • The Standing Stones
  • Druid's Cross

Nearest Town:Penrith (9km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NY494220 / Sheet: 90
Latitude:54° 35' 25.52" N
Longitude:   2° 46' 59.31" W

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Just a few hundred yards onto the moor is this thumping great cairn circle, the big grey stones
are visible from quite a distance.
I suggested to Dave we take the step ladders to get a if not a gods eye view then definately a giants
eye view and he manfully carried them all across the place. It chucked it down all the way
there up the M6 but as soon as we got out of the car it brightened up tremendously, the stones were
big and easy to find, the morning sun shone in a way only morning sun can, even the moon put in an
appearance, and to cap it all, I was able to take some pictures from eleven feet up, fantastic.
Thanks be to Dave .
postman Posted by postman
20th January 2009ce

This place will stay in my memory for a long time, it is the place where my trusty SLR, which over the past 22 years has travelled with me from the arctic to the tropics, finally gave up the ghost.
The cairn is a splendid ruin, even in the horizontal rain. Just before we reached the circle Stu said "I wish the sun would come out". His wish was promptly granted, but then just as we arrived at the cairn, the heavens opened, goddamn Loki.
It took us an age to suss out the cup and ring. Stan must have taken hundreds of photos or been extremely lucky, to capture it for his Cumbrian rock art book.

There's a curious narrow, linear rubble feature just a few metres to the south of the cairn that's worth looking out for.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
6th July 2004ce

Indeed a nice little circle of stones. There are 10 or 11 stones, the tallest around half a metre high, that form the 4 metre diameter circle of this ring cairn with many smaller cobbles still scattered around about and in the centre, which has been cleared down about a half metre. Popular with sheep. Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
21st April 2003ce

A neat little circle. The site is in pretty good condition and from here The Cop Stone is easily spotted through two more standing stones. IronMan Posted by IronMan
13th May 2002ce
Edited 19th December 2002ce