Stone circles, rows and cairns
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the A897 park by the wooden suspension bridge just south of Suisgill
Lodge. Cross the wobbly bridge and go over the stile to cross the railway
line then basically head uphill. Keep the old farm on your right and after
about Ĺ mile you should see a glimpse of the standing stone ahead.
The stone makes a good reference point for the features of this site as some are fairly hidden in the heather. The stone, which is about 5ft (1.5m) high, has a cross shallowly carved near the top of the west face and it is surrounded by burial cairns, one of which has been dug into and has exposed remains of a chamber.
About 35m south of the stone is a fan of several stone rows made up of small stones. A similar distance north of the stone are five parallel rows of stones, again quite small, and further north are two more rows. Beyond these is the northern circle. This circle comprises 3 long fallen stones and we are not sure if we found it as we couldnít see the cupmarks mentioned in Burl. There were several long stones in the heather and bog.
The other circle is easier to see. It is 80m WNW of the standing stone slightly downhill where you will see five small stones still standing and two fallen ones in an oval about 16x14m. Other smaller stones can be seen in the peat.
views from this site are very good and would have been better if the rain
and mist hadnít started coming down preventing us searching further for
the northern circle.
View from cairn to the standing stone