Swinside Stone Circle

Swinside Stone Circle

Weather: Fine after rain nearly all day. 15°C.

I think we found the only clear sky in the whole of Cumbria today – after a morning of heavy rain, the late afternoon skies began to clear for a short walk to Swinside Stone Circle. Swinside is possibly the best stone circle in Cumbria and is widely held to be one of the finest examples of its kind in the whole of Britain and is referred to by Wordsworth in ‘The River Duddon VVII – Return’.

‘…Or near that mystic Round of Druid fame,

Tardily sinking by its proper weight

Deep into patient earth, from whose smooth breast it came.’

 

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