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Elvastone Circle

Elvastone Circle

Details

Elva Plain Stone Circle lies on the southern slope of Elva Hill. From here the view to the east is dominated by Skiddaw, across Bassenthwaite Lake. On a level terrace on a hillside, the 15 stones, of the original 30 remain, the largest just under 1 metre, forming a ring 40 metres in diameter. To the SW is a single outlier.

Address

Eva Plain,
Nr Smetmurphy Common,
Embleton,
Cockermouth

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Map reference: NY 177317  Lat: 54.67360 Long: -3.27773