This circle, generally considered to be one of the earliest British circles, stands in a magnificent setting surrounded my the mountains of the Lake District. There are 38 stones in the setting - a further four stones are now missing - which has a diameter of 95 to 108 feet, being a slightly flattened circle. The tallest of the stones is about six feet. There is a clear entrance on the north side of the circle.
Within the ring is a smaller setting of low stones.
A stone axe was found within the circle and several others were found in the surrounding countryside.
1/11 Castlerigg is very accessible, so can get quite busy. Even in mid-winter.
5/11 Long view of the circle, looking northeast
6/11 The eastern arc, looking southwest
7/11 The southern arc, looking southwest
8/11 The eastern arc, looking north
9/11 The internal setting of stones on the eastern arc, looking east
10/11 Looking across the circle to the entrance at the north