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Copt Howe

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

Copt Howe (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) by IronMan An interpretation of the carvings.
This is pure conjecture but looking at the rock art here as a map does seem to work. Scale is bad but not completely out. If the idea of more rings meaning greater height is true then where I have indicated Bowfell would probably mean just The Band (track leading up to Bowfell) which does appear to be a summit from the valley floor. Pike o'Stickle appears to be the highest, in reality it isn't, but this doesn't neccesarily mean much. Again from the valley floor Pike O'Stickle appears not only high but the summit is completely visible, a special feature of any mountain. Two more points about the importance of Pike O' Stickle:
1. it is like an extruded dome, almost conical. It appears the same through 360°, which is a very special feature. It can be seen from The far North and South, always appearing the same.
2. It is the site of the Langdale Axe Factory - and probably the destination of anyone visiting the boulder at Copt Howe.
IronMan Posted by IronMan
18th February 2002ce
Edited 13th January 2003ce
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