Long Meg and her daughters

Long Meg and her daughters

Long Meg and her daughters

Long Meg and her daughters

A large stone circle near to the village of Little Salkeld in the Eden Valley near Penrith.

It primarily consists of 59 stones (of which 27 remain upright) set in an oval shape measuring 100 m on its long axis. There may originally have been as many as 70 stones. Long Meg herself is a 3.6 m high monolith of red sandstone 25 m to the southwest of the circle made by her Daughters. Long Meg is marked with examples of megalithic art including a cup and ring mark, a spiral and rings of concentric circles.



Taken - 1st June 2013
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Location:
Near Little Salkeld, Eden Valley, Cumbria
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch