Moor Divock Cairns
Bronze Age Stone Burial Mounds
Southeast of Pooley Bridge, Cumbria
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Ring or Kerb Cairn at NY49402196
Ring or Kerb Cairn at NY49402196 There are 10 or 11 stones, the tallest around half a metre high in a 4 metre diameter circle with many smaller cobbles scattered around and in the centre.
Ring Cairn at NY49302219
Ring Cairn at NY49302219 Badly damaged with 1 medium and 2 smaller standing stones and several other boulders scattered around. Originally about 6 metres wide with a cental area around 3 metres.
Moor Divock is an area of fairly flat moorland about 5 miles south of Penrith and 2 miles southeast of Pooley Bridge. It is easy walking country covered with mainly grasses, patches of low heather and dead bracken and contains several prehistoric monuments including the large and impressive Cockpit stone circle , but the most common structures are small stone cairns - the remains of Bronze Age burial mounds. These vary in size with most being around 2-3 metres in diameter with small stones set low in the grass but there are a couple of other larger ring cairn or kerb cairns as shown in the photographs above. The moor is easily accessible with a road leading up from Askham and Helton where there is a wide verge near The Cop Stone, from here a track leads northwest past several cairns as the view steadily opens out with Heughscar Hill on the right and the looming hills of Barton Fell on the left with fine views across Ullswater to Helvellyn and the Derwent Fells to the northwest.
Cairn at NY483219
Low cairn at NY483219 Part of a group known as Three Pow Raise it is about 2 metres across and half a metre deep.
Cairn at NY49122220
Cairn at NY49122220 About 2-3 metres in diameter with a large stone along one side.

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