Bronze Age Round Cairn
North of Orton, Cumbria OS Map Ref NY62830985
OS Maps - Landranger 91 (Appleby-in-Westmorland), Explorer OL19 (Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley)
Looking east towards Beacon Hill
A low bump on the edge of Orton Scar is about all there is to see of this monument which consists of a 1 metre tall mound of limestone rubble covered with a layer of earth and grass. It is a slightly oval Bronze Age Round Cairn that measures about 17-18 metres at its longest point and is overlooked to the east by the brow of Beacon Hill with Great Asby Scar beyond. The cairn stands just over a mile northwest from Gamelands circle by the side of the B6260 road and checking the map reveals that there may just about be a sight-line between the two sites - I'll have to check this out next time I'm in the area.
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