Blakely Rise, otherwise known as Kinniside stone circle
Blakely Rise, otherwise known as Kinniside stone circle

Cumbria has several imposing stone circles, of which Castlerigg is the best known. One of the least visited circles is Blakely Rise (otherwise known as Blakely Raise, or Kinniside). This small circle is composed of 11 stones, the tallest of which measures only 1.5 metres in height.

The circle is set immediately to the west of the minor road stretching from Ennerdale Bridge south towards Hailes. Access involves nothing more than pulling over to the side of the road. The circle is set in open moorland, with excellent views to be had all around. The circle is about 18 metres in diameter.

Blakely Rise is not as it was originally built. The circle has been reconstructed, and the base of the stones set in concrete. The really appealing aspect of this small stone circle is the setting, with moorland and open-topped hills in all directions.

Prehistoric sites in Cumbria

Blakely Rise stone circle Photo Gallery

About Blakely Rise stone circle
Address: Ennerdale Bridge, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Just off the minor road south of Ennerdale Bridge towards Hailes. Easy parking on the roadside.
Location map
OS: NY060139
Photo Credit: David Ross/Britain Express


HeritageWe've 'tagged' this attraction information to help you find related historic attractions and learn more about major time periods mentioned.

Find other attractions tagged with:

stone circle (Historical Reference) -


Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Ennerdale Water - 2.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Egremont Castle - 4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

St Bees Priory Church - 5.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Scale Force Waterfall - 5.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gosforth, St Mary's Church - 6.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gosforth Cross - 6.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Crummock Water - 6.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Buttermere Lake - 7.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Nearest Accommodation to Blakely Rise stone circle:

Self Catering   -   B&Bs/Guesthouses   -   Hotels

Nearest Self Catering Cottages

  More self catering near Blakely Rise stone circle

Show self catering cottages near Blakely Rise stone circle

Nearest Hotels

    More Hotels near Blakely Rise stone circle

Show bed and breakfasts near Blakely Rise stone circle

Nearest Bed and Breakfasts

  More bed and breakfasts near Blakely Rise stone circle