Long Meg and her daughters stone circle walk

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk
On a weekend away in early spring we were lucky to get up to Cumbria for a dry few days so I'll be sharing where we walked. The Saturday morning was dry but grey but with no breeze to speak of. We headed to Little Salkeld for a circular walk by the old Long Meg mine and returning by the Long Meg and her daughters stone circle. 
Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk
There had been devastating floods in Cumbria back in December 2015 and much of the damage was evident; banks eroded away, debris high up in branches. This is the river Eden you can see.
Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk
As we walked along the footpath which skirted the river the curious sight of Lacy's Caves appeared. We could have walked around them, C did, but I refused. I don't need to be creeped out.
Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk
The walk saw plenty of terrains and sights. Mind your step! We did have one difficult traversement where the path had eroded completely.
Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk
I had no idea what the above feature was for but it was fascinating,
Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk
Scenery! Ah, fabulous. Below, so many shoots. Are they wild garlic? I really don't know.
Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk
The stone circle itself was much bigger than I expected. Not a hope of fitting it all into one picture! We think that this solitary tall stone is Long Meg and the circle are her daughters. It's the kind of place I would enjoy spending a while to explore as well as just sitting down quietly to have a think.
Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk
You can just about make out the snowcapped mountains in the background. So picturesque and different from flat Norfolk.
Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk

Long Meg and her daughters stone circle circular walk
Have you been to a stone circle?
Sophie

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2 comments

  1. lovely pics!

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  2. Yes, I've been to one in Oxfordshire, can't remember what it is? Maybe the Rollright stones.

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