Castlerigg Stone Circle was constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,300 to 900 BC, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages. Castlerigg is about 30m in diameter, and formerly comprised forty-two stones; there are now only thirty-eight stones, which vary in height from 1m to 2.3m.
Local folklore states that the stones were men turned to stone. A number of "earth lights" have allegedly been sighted within the stone circle.
Pictured left is Castlerigg Stone Circle courtesy of Rob Bendall.
Cumbria, CA12 4RN.
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