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Gaythorn Plain

Ring Cairn

<b>Gaythorn Plain</b>Posted by CreyrImage © claire heron
Nearest Town:Appleby-In-Westmr. (9km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NY647112 / Sheet: 91
Latitude:54° 29' 40.78" N
Longitude:   2° 32' 42.22" W

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Wild place. I was up here in March watching snow storms rushing down the Eden valley.

I read somewhere that this was originally three concentric circles. There are also various stone lines up here. Some unusual weathering on several of the stones. Very interesting and atmospheric place.
Castle Folds is clearly visible to the south.
Creyr Posted by Creyr
31st May 2006ce


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Included in "Walks in Ancient Lakeland" by Robert Harris. ISBN1-85058-763-9..."a large ringcairn of rough gritstone...It is about ten paces across and, most intriguingly has a row of stones leading from it for almost a hundred paces towards the main hill beyond." Creyr Posted by Creyr
31st May 2006ce