Bronze Age Stone Circle
Moor Divock, Cumbria OS Map Ref NY483223
OS Maps - Landranger 90 (Penrith & Keswick), Explorer OL5 (The English Lakes: NE Area)
Looking east across the stone circle to Heughscar Hill
Part of the possible double ring on the western side.
The Cockpit stone
circle stands on a small plateau of land on the northwest side of Moor Divock
before the land drops steeply away down to Ullswater and has fine views across
to the Derwent Fells to the northwest. It consists of a low stone bank about 28
metres in diameter and set into this bank are around 75 stones, some standing,
some fallen, with the tallest stone being just less than a metre in height. This
site is said to have a double ring of stones but in most places it survives as
just a single ring although there is a nice double run on the northwestern side.
There is a gap in the stones in the western arc and it is possible that this may
have formed an entrance. There is also another possible entrance to the northeast.
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