After my walk around Little Town, which you can read about here, we headed into Keswick to buy a whisk. We know how to live a little. We had decided to then take a walk around Castlerigg and Tewet Tarn, but the rain was bucketing down as we drove to the start point so it was looking unlikely. We stayed in the car for a while to see if the weather would improve, but although the rain stopped, when we got out of the car the wind was very strong and cold, so we agreed it was best to give the walk a miss, although we would still take a look around the Castlerigg Stone Circle.
Castlerigg is believed to be around 5,000 years old, so pre-dating Stonehenge, and although John Keats descibed the stones in Hyperion as “a dismal cirque, Of Druid stones upon a forlorn moor,” I found them to be a stunning set of stones and the area itself very atmospheric. The wind was blowing very hard against us and the silver lining to that was the clouds moving away and the sun shining through in a very Monty Python And The Holy Grail way.
The area also proved to be a wonderful viewpoint for so many of the peaks in the Lake District, and once again I was left with a strong desire to do a lot more hiking in this part of England.
You can see more of my photographs from the stone circle here.