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12 photographs that capture the true beauty of Castlerigg

PUBLISHED: 00:00 16 July 2016 | UPDATED: 17:37 08 September 2016

Castlerigg stone circle by Bernadete Thompson

Castlerigg stone circle by Bernadete Thompson

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Our readers share their photos of an ancient feature of the Lake District

Keswick is underrated for its photogenic landscapes, including the stone circle at Castlerigg. There are few stone circles in Britain in such a dramatic setting as that of Castlerigg, which overlooks the Thirlmere Valley with the mountains of High Seat and Helvellyn as a backdrop. It’s not just its location that makes it ones of the most important British stone circles; considered to have been constructed around 3000BC, it is potentially one of the earliest in the country. It was also one of the first monuments in the country to be recommended for preservation by the state.

Over recent years, Castlerigg Hall have been encouraging more wildlife to Castlerigg, and it’s been working a treat thanks to their red squirrel feeding boxes, bird boxes and bug boxes, their planting of Buddleias, plus them leaving some areas unmown, the wildlife keeps on coming. So during your visit you may be able to capture images of wild deer, red squirrels, badgers, owls, ospreys and numerous butterflies, bees and birds.

Why don’t you upload your photos of Castlerigg to the reader photo gallery?

All images uploaded to the website will be entered into the 2016 Lancashire Life reader photo competition and we pick the best ones to go into the magazine each month.

Photography - Castlerigg sky at night

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