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Castlerigg Stone Circle

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Castlerigg Stone Circle
Lake District National Park - Keswick, Cumbria, England
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Dawn rises over Castlerigg Stone Circle, just outside Keswick in the northern Lake District. Castlerigg is one of my favourite stone circles in the UK. The location is superb, with the Lakeland Fells all around. It can be a challenge to photograph the circle at sunset, due to crowds of people, but if you come at sunrise you'll probably have the whole place to yourself.

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