I love it when something on my list gets done so easily! When I updated my list last year I added a visit to this stone circle into the mix because I adore an ancient monument and it’s in Northumberland where we visit often, so I figured it would be easy to do. And it was!
We spent my birthday in a lovely country hotel near Alnwick and took a drive to find this 4,000 year old ring of stones.
And although it was very windy the sky was a bright and a beautiful blue with lots of sunshine making the taking of photos a dream.
The position of this circle is up on a high ground so it gives you a wonderful view of the surrounding landscape. To the south are the Cheviot Hills.
The stones are sandstone which has become eroded by the weather over the years leaving the deep cut channels.
There were originally seven stones and you can see the gap to the west of the circle where the two missing stones would have stood.
Oh yes a little dog in the photo too. Gav was hiding behind that large stone because I asked him to get out of my shot but the pooch crept back in….
And of course it wouldn’t be right to leave this place without a self timed photo.
It was only a quick visit but this reminded me of how much I love to do this kind of thing. As long as the walk from the car isn’t too long. We used to trek about all over looking at monuments. Really glad I added this to my list and now crossed it off!