Castle Rigg stone circle, Cumbria

Castle Rigg stone circle, c 3200 BC. view of Helvellyn (950 m.) with remnants of snow cover

Castlerigg, Cumbria

Hike out to Castlerigg stone circle and its fantastic location at the focus of a number of Cumberland valleys. It’s one of the oldest Neolithic monuments in the UK, constructed in about 3200 BC. Onwards part of the way to St Johns in the Valley and back via the TV transmitter and Castlehead with its panoramic view of Derwent Water and up the valley to Borrowdale.
Brilliant views with interesting skies, an afternoon exercise walk in the gap between two weather fronts whilst fixing up my kitchen plumbing. Followed by a clear and moonless night giving the possibility to enjoy the darkish skies above Keswick to see The Plough and Orion.

Castlerigg, Cumbria

Castlerigg, Cumbria

Lonscale Fell and the slopes of Blencathra, Cumbria

View of Lonscale Fell and the slopes of Blencathra (868 m.)

Brockle Beck, Cumbria

Brockle Beck

Castlerigg, Cumbria

Springs Wood

Springs Wood, Cumbria

Keswick TV and 3/4/5G aerial tower - “Keswick’s answer to the Eiffel Tower”

Keswick TV tower, Cumbria

Keswick, Cumbria


Castlehead Woods, Cumbria

Castlehead Woods

Derwent Water from Castlehead, Cumbria

View of Derwent Water from Castlehead (162 m.)

Skiddaw from Castlehead, Cumbria

View of Skiddaw (931 m.) from Castlehead

Castleahed Wood, Cumbria

Castleahed Wood

The Plough

The Plough / Big Dipper / Ursa Minor